IDEXX Names Sharon Underberg General Counsel
WESTBROOK, Maine, March 4, 2019—IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), a global leader in veterinary diagnostics, veterinary practice software and water microbiology testing, today announced that Sharon Underberg has been appointed the Company’s Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, effective March 1, 2019. In this role, Ms. Underberg leads IDEXX’s global legal and compliance teams, and the office of the Corporate Secretary. She succeeds Jacqueline Studer, who has been IDEXX’s Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary since 2014.
“I am grateful to Jackie for her substantial contributions to the Company over the course of her time at IDEXX," said Jonathan Ayers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEXX Laboratories. “Sharon Underberg’s exceptional global experience across strategic, commercial, and corporate governance and securities matters makes her well-suited to take on the General Counsel role at this exciting time in IDEXX’s trajectory. We welcome her to our leadership team and look forward to her contributions to IDEXX’s growth.”
Underberg comes to IDEXX from Eastman Kodak Company, where she served for nearly three decades in roles of increasing responsibility and complexity for Kodak’s global legal organization. For the past four years, she served as the General Counsel, Secretary, and Senior Vice President of Kodak, with responsibility for the company’s global legal, compliance, and corporate secretarial functions, providing counsel to the senior leadership and the company’s Board of Directors.
During her tenure at Kodak, Underberg partnered across the organization to help navigate a multitude of successful global commercial transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and corporate financings. Many of her accomplishments supported new market opportunities and business transformations to position Kodak for long-term success.
Prior to joining Kodak, Underberg was an attorney in the New York office of international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright).
For more information about the IDEXX leadership team, go to idexx.com/corporate/corporate-governance.html.
About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a member of the S&P 500® Index and is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX employs more than 8,000 people and offers products to customers in over 175 countries. For more information about IDEXX, visit: www.idexx.com