Raffaella Giardino Joins Microbiologics, Inc. as Executive Director, International Sales
Giardino brings a history of strong leadership and over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry
Saint Cloud, Minn. - Microbiologics, Inc. is pleased to announce that Raffaella Giardino, Ph.D., has joined its team as Executive Director, International Sales. Giardino will lead efforts to strengthen distributorship and expand the reach of Microbiologics internationally.
“As we aim to continue growing our international business, particularly in the rapid diagnostics market, Raffaella’s strategic vision and leadership will be invaluable to Microbiologics,” said Microbiologics Chief Executive Officer Brad Goskowicz. “The breadth of her experience in the clinical, food, and pharmaceutical industries, and impressive track record of leading teams to advance products from development through global expansion, make her the ideal leader for our international sales team.”
Prior to joining Microbiologics, Giardino was the Global Marketing & Strategy Executive Director, Culture Media and Blood Culture, at bioMérieux. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Food Science and Technology, a doctorate in Microbiology from Università degli Studi di Milano, and earned her Executive MBA from EM Lyon Business School.
Giardino began her career as a scientist at the National Research Council (CNRS), Italy, where she collaborated with Cornell University. She quickly recognized her microbiology education and interest in business could be a route to roles outside the laboratory. Giardino took on sales and marketing roles at FOSS, and served as the R&D and Operations Director for Food Diagnostics at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory at the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. She then began her tenure at bioMérieux where she held various marketing and executive roles.
“Microbiologics is a rapidly expanding organization with an innovative vision for the future,” said Giardino. “I look forward utilizing my experience in the clinical and industrial markets to strengthen the international business strategy at Microbiologics and lead the sales team to even greater success.”
Giardino will begin her new role at Microbiologics September 3, 2018. She will lead the Microbiologics sales initiatives in the Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific regions.
About Microbiologics: Founded in 1971, microbiologics.com. provides the highest quality ready-to-use QC microorganisms and molecular controls for assay development, instrument validation, and routine quality control testing of rapid diagnostic assays in clinical, pharmaceutical, food, water and educational industries. Microbiologics produces over 1000 strains in a variety of user-friendly formats including qualitative, quantitative, Certified Reference Material, and Parasite Suspensions. Microbiologics has an expansive international distribution network and ships to over 140 countries. The company is known for its exceptional customer service and knowledgeable technical support staff.