Silliker, the world leader in the field of agri-food safety and quality services, has named Johannes Burlin as the new president of Silliker North America, effective October 2008.
Burlin joins Silliker from Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, a Mérieux Alliance Co., where he has served as president and CEO since 2003. Mr. Burlin replaces Jim Ondyak who has decided to retire.

From 2000 until 2003, Burlin served as vice president of business development for the Mérieux Group located in Lyon, France. From 1995 to 2000, he served as the general counsel of bioMérieux, Inc., the US subsidiary of bioMérieux, where he was also responsible for licensing and intellectual property. Prior to joining bioMérieux in 1995, he practiced corporate law with the law firm of Bryan Cave.

A native of Sweden, he holds a bachelor of arts from Hamilton College in economics and a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law School. Burlin brings a group perspective to the company, having played an integral part in the original Mérieux Alliance investments in Silliker in 1997 and 1999.

Under Burlin’s leadership, the Silliker executive management team will continue in their roles, committed to providing clients with the highest levels of quality, customer service, and technical support.