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Gajus Worthington, President, CEO, and Co-Founder

Gajus V. Worthington is a Co-Founder of Fluidigm Corporation and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director since our inception in June 1999. From May 1994 to April 1999, Mr. Worthington held various staff and management positions at Actel Corporation, a public semiconductor corporation. Mr. Worthington received a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Vikram Jog, Chief Financial Officer

Vikram Jog has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2008. From April 2005 to February 2008, Mr. Jog served as Chief Financial Officer for XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From March 2003 to April 2005, Mr. Jog was a Vice President of Applera Corporation and Vice President of Finance for its related businesses, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. From April 2001 to March 2003, Mr. Jog was Vice President of Finance for Celera Diagnostics and Corporate Controller of Applera Corporation. Mr. Jog holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University and an M.B.A. from Temple University. Mr. Jog is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


BobJones.JPGRobert C. Jones, Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Robert C. Jones has served as our Executive Vice President, Research and Development since August 2005. From August 1984 to July 2005, Mr. Jones held various managerial and research and development positions at Applied Biosystems, a laboratory equipment and supplies manufacturer that is a division of Applera Corporation, including: Senior Vice President Research and Development from April 2001 to August 2005; Vice President and General Manager Informatics Division from 1998 to 2001; and Vice President PCR Business Unit from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.


FredWalder2.JPGFred Walder, Chief Operating Officer

Fred Walder has served as our Chief Operating Officer since May 2010.   From 1992 to 2010, Mr. Walder served an extensive tenure at Thermo  Fisher Scientific, including roles as Division President of the life  science instrumentation business and most recently Senior Vice  President, Customer and Commercial Excellence for all Thermo Fisher  Scientific. From 1982 to 1992, Mr. Walder held various technical and  commercial roles at Nicolet Instrument Corporation. From 1979 to 1982,  Mr. Walder served as an Engineering and Scientific Associate.  Mr.  Walder received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of  Massachusetts. The University awarded Mr. Walder with their Career  Achievement Award in 2008. He also completed the Technology Leadership  Program at Stanford University's  Executive Institute, Graduate School of Business.


DominiqueRemyRenou.jpgDominique Remy-Renou, Vice President, European Commercial Operations and General Manager of Fluidigm Europe BV

Ms. Remy-Renou has 20 years of experience in the life-science tools business. From 1997-2005, she was Country Manager for Applied Biosystems (ABI), France, while concurrently holding pan-European titles for ABI, including Manager of the Molecular Biology Business Unit and Senior Director of Marketing. In these combined roles, she was responsible for sales, support, marketing, finance, and administration. In 1987, she joined ABI as a sales engineer and over the next decade and a half was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Early in her career, Ms. Remy-Renou worked at Spectra Physics, France, and, subsequently, at Kratos, France.


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William M. Smith, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Legal Affairs

William  M. Smith has served as our Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs since January 2012 and as our General Counsel and Secretary since May 2000.  He also served as a Director on our board of directors from May 2000 to April 2008.  Mr. Smith served as a partner at the law firm of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP from 1985 through April 2008.  Mr. Smith received a J.D. and an M.P.A. from the University of  Southern California and a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.


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Grace Yow, Exec Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing and Managing Director of Fluidigm Singapore

Mai Chan (Grace) Yow has served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd., our Singapore subsidiary, since January 2012 and as Managing Director of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd. since March 2006.  Ms. Yow served as Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing, from March 2006 to January 2012.  From June 2005 to March 2006, Ms. Yow served as General Manager of Fluidigm Singapore Pte. Ltd.  From August 2004 to May 2005, Ms. Yow served as Vice President Engineering (Asia) for Kulicke and Soffa, a public semiconductor equipment manufacturer.  From March 1991 to July 2004, Ms. Yow served as Director, Assembly Operations, Plant Facilities and EHS, for National Semiconductor Singapore, a semiconductor fabrication subsidiary of National Semiconductor Corporation.  Ms. Yow received a B.E. in Electronic Engineering from Curtin University, a Certificate in Management Studies from the Singapore Institute of Management and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.