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Roch Kelly Joins Protedyne As Chief Operating Officer

5/2/2006 12:06:43 PM

WINDSOR, Conn., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Protedyne Corporation, a leading laboratory automation provider, today announced that Roch Kelly has joined the company's management team as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kelly will head the Company's Manufacturing, Purchasing, Customer Care, and Human Resources departments.

Mr. Kelly has over 20 years of experience in life sciences leadership. Most recently, he was Vice President of Clinical Operations, North America and Worldwide Business Operations for PAREXEL International in Waltham, MA. PAREXEL is a provider of full clinical trial support services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. At PAREXEL, Mr. Kelly was responsible for over 400 employees and led the worldwide proposal development and contract management organization. He also developed and implemented worldwide, cross-divisional business strategies and tactics. Prior to that he was Executive Director of Manufacturing Operations at Chiron Diagnostics where he led two manufacturing sites (Medfield, MA and Sudbury, UK) with responsibility for production, manufacturing engineering, materials management, MRP systems, facilities, regulatory compliance and customer support. He holds a BS in Finance from Miami University, and a MBA from Syracuse University.

"Roch has come on board at an integral point in Protedyne's growth," said Fran Tuttle, President and CEO of Protedyne. "Having recently introduced our Radius product, we are no longer a small startup company, but a thriving leader in industrial laboratory automation. Roch will play a key role in streamlining the company operations as we continue through this transition. I am very pleased he has agreed to join Protedyne's senior staff."

About Protedyne

Protedyne was a pioneer and is now the acknowledged leader in bringing the industrial design for automation philosophy to genome-based drug research. Our mission is to design, build, market and service world-class robotic solutions that dramatically improve performance in academic, drug discovery and commercial reference laboratories. Protedyne is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. For more information call +1 (860) 683-1860 or visit Protedyne on the web at

Protedyne Corporation

CONTACT: Patti Dinneen, Marketing Associate of Protedyne, +1-860-683-1860x227 or

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