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MilliporeSigma Announces Leadership Changes in France

News Release

  • Jean-Philippe Maurer, Head of Molsheim Operations for the Life Science business sector and President of Millipore S.A.S., to retire December 1
  • Romina Marcovici named Head of Molsheim Operations and Hub Leader
  • Renaud Bardon named President of Millipore S.A.S. in France

Burlington, MA, November 9, 2021 – MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced the retirement of Jean-Phillipe Maurer as Head of Molsheim Operations, effective December 1. Jean-Phillipe Maurer also served as President of the Millipore S.A.S. legal entity in France.

The Molsheim site is the third largest of the 52 global sites in the Life Science business sector. The site supplies a wide range of critical products to customers developing lifesaving therapies and has just added a new production unit for single-use assemblies, the first of its kind for the company in Europe.

For the past 40 years, Jean-Phillipe Maurer held multiple roles in the Life Science business, leading the Molsheim team to considerable growth, navigating significant changes and advancements, and playing a key role in building the company’s strong reputation in the Strasbourg region and across France.

Jean-Phillipe Maurer’s responsibilities will be shared between two leaders in France:

  • Romina Marcovici, current Head of Segment Intelligence and Execution covering both Research and Applied portfolios for the Life Science business sector will now serve as the Head of Molsheim Operations and Hub Leader for the Molsheim region. Marcovici, who has been with the company since 2003, brings a wealth of expertise to this role. Before this, she held several leadership positions within the Life Science business, both in France and Germany. Since 2019, Marcovici has served as a leading member of the company’s Women in Leadership program in France. With this promotion, she becomes the first female leader of the Molsheim site in its 50-year history.
  • Renaud Bardon, current Head of Lab Water Solutions, Applied Solutions, will assume the additional responsibility of President of Millipore S.A.S. in France and will represent the Life Science business sector on the company’s French Country Council. Bardon joined the organization in 1995 and has held multiple leadership roles within the Life Science business sector.

Jean-Phillipe Maurer

Jean-Phillipe Maurer

Romina Marcovici

Romina Marcovici

Renaud Bardon

Renaud Bardon

About the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 

The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has more than 23,000 employees and 59 manufacturing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products focused on scientific discovery, biomanufacturing and testing services. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics.

Around 58,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2020, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany generated sales of € 17.5 billion in 66 countries.

The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Electronics. Since its founding 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. For more information about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, visit www.emdgroup.com.

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