- Galileo Appoints New President and CEO
STURBRIDGE, Mass., July 8 -- Galileo Corp. announced that Gerhard R. Andlinger, company board chairman, has assumed the additional titles of company president and CEO. Andlinger succeeds W. Kip Speyer, who has resigned as Galileo's president, CEO, and company director, and as president and CEO of Galileo's Leisegang Medical Inc. subsidiary. John D. Barlow, president of Ethox Corp. of Buffalo, NY -- a company affiliated with Andlinger & Company -- has been named president and CEO of Leisegang Medical.
Andlinger became chairman of Galileo in January, 1999, when an affiliate of Andlinger & Company, Inc., his closely held investment and management firm, invested in 2 million shares of Galileo Corp. with options to acquire an additional 2 million shares.
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