Jonathan W. Ayers

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Independent Director

Age: 68

Director since:
January 2002

  • Board Chair (Jan. 2002 – Nov. 2019)




  • Senior Advisor (November 2019 – July 2021)
  • Board Chair (January 2002 – November 2019)
  • President and CEO (January 2002 – June 2019)

United Technologies Corporation

  • President, Carrier Corporation (2000 – 2001)
  • President of Carrier Asia Pacific Operations (Singapore), Carrier Corporation (1997 – 1999)
  • Vice President, Strategic Planning (1995 – 1997)

Morgan Stanley & Co.

  • Various investment banking positions (1986 – 1995)

Bain & Company

  • Strategy consulting (1982 – 1986)

International Business Machines Corporation

  • Systems Engineer (1978 – 1981)


  • Executive Leadership: Substantial experience developed over his seventeen-year tenure as President and CEO of IDEXX where he drove innovation and grew annual revenue from less than $400 million to $2.4 billion and achieved a compound annual stock price growth rate of 23%.
  • Corporate Strategy: Deep, IDEXX-specific experience gained while guiding the strategy of IDEXX as our President and CEO from 2002 to 2019, during which time he transformed our go-to market strategy, prioritized research and development and developed comprehensive knowledge of our evolving market landscape and the global pet healthcare sector.
  • Corporate Finance: Extensive experience honed throughout his time in various investment banking roles at Morgan Stanley & Co. and applied throughout his career at United Technologies and IDEXX.
  • Mr. Ayers also brings risk oversight, international business, science, technology and R&D, operations, financial acumen, human capital management, digital and corporate governance skills and experience gained through his more than seventeen years of service as our Board Chair, CEO and President (and from prior roles), as well as sustainability experience gained through his service, since September 2021, as Board Chair of Panthera, a non-profit organization devoted to global wild cat conservation.


  • BA, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • MBA, Harvard Business School (with high distinction)