Sequenom announces management changes

|By:, SA News Editor

Sequenom's (SQNM) CEO, Harry Hixon, to retire on June 10, the date of the company's annual shareholders meeting.

William J. Welch, President and COO, will replace him.

Dr. Hixon will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, pending reelection at the June meeting.

Dirk van den Boom, PhD, promoted to Chief Scientific and Strategy Officer.

Paul V. Maier, CFO, will also retire at the annual shareholders meeting. Carolyn D. Beaver, VP and Chief Accounting Officer will replace him.