Sciformix is also pleased to announce the appointment of Fran Bates as Vice President of Technology Services. The appointment reinforces Sciformix’s global business expansion and demonstrates its investment in supporting customer needs and future growth by offering technology services solutions focused on science.
Sciformix’s relationships with its customers have evolved beyond the conventional client/vendor periphery and are now perceived as strategic partnerships. These clients face a diversity of pressures in today's hyper-connected, severely regulated and technology driven life science ecosystem. While Sciformix has built its reputation on its deep understanding of science, the future of the life science industry lies in being able to successfully combine science with technology. In this role, Bates will address the needs of life science organizations looking to improve scientific business performance through technology.
Bates is well known for his entrepreneurial experience and has built his career in creating and executing growth strategies for software and services businesses. He joins Sciformix after a decade in various services and business development leadership roles. At PerkinElmer Health Sciences where he was Global Director, OneSource Science and Lab IT Services, he successfully launched and grew this business segment 40% year over year. Prior to PerkinElmer, as Vice President of Global Services, Fran led the services organization at Cambridgesoft and oversaw hundreds of electronic lab notebook (ELN) and informatics initiatives at leading global pharmaceutical companies. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Keane Inc., a leading IT services consultancy. Bates holds a degree in Chemistry from the College of Holy Cross and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
On the appointment of Bates, President and CEO of Sciformix, Manish Soman, commented “There is a strong market need for scientific IT services leaders, such as Fran, who are well versed with IT applications and infrastructure and the science behind it. Fran brings this extraordinary skill set to the Sciformix team as we grow into a successful scientific IT provider. The appointment of Mr. Bates demonstrates our commitment to evolving and enhancing our service and technology offerings, broadening our global reach and growing and diversifying our client and revenue base.”