Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), has appointed Claude Hatfield as President of North American Operations. Claude assumes responsibility for leading the North American operation to achieve its revenue, profit and cashflow objectives while encouraging global teamwork.
Founded in 1981, with offices in the UK, USA and Australia, and distributors around the world, Autoscribe Informatics offers industry leading, configurable, future-proof database management applications.
Claude brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the informatics market which includes significant experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. He held a number of positions at Ortho Pharmaceutical including coordinating workflows to meet product release and designing, developing and validating laboratory robotics systems. While at Zymark Corporation, he launched new business ventures providing the pharmaceutical industry with laboratory automation consulting services and a state-of-the-art laboratory to develop and validate automated analytical methods.
In 1999, Claude co-founded VelQuest, who provided market leading LES systems for the commercial pharmaceutical market. His role included involvement in all business-critical activities from strategy, budgeting and sales through to product development and delivery. He remained with VelQuest for many years and continued through its acquisition by Accelerys in 2012 as Senior Director of Sales. In recent years he has worked as an independent consultant.
“The timing has been perfect as Claude’s availability exactly met with our planned objective. I am personally very excited about the future for Autoscribe Informatics as we have invested significantly in our people and added some key hires to the organization in recent months.” – John Boother, President of Autoscribe Informatics
“I look forward to working with the entire Autoscribe team in continuing to build the company and take it to the next level. I am very motivated and confident that I can add significant value in helping Autoscribe achieve and surpass its goals.” – Claude Hatfield, President of North American Operations