Thursday, Mar 3, 1988

Genentech Announces New VP of Sales

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 3, 1988 --

Genentech, Inc. has announced the promotion of Gary A. Lyons to vice president - sales.

Lyons, 36, has served as director of sales in Genentech's marketing department since he Joined the company in 1983. During that time he managed the recruitment, development, and expansion of the company's sales force to its present size of 175 professionals.

He began his career with American Critical Care, a division of American Hospital Supply Corporation based in Waukegan, Illinois. During his nine-year association with that company, Lyons held key sales management positions that reaulted in his promotion to director of sales for domestic operations.

Lyons earned a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire and a masters degree in management from Northwestern University in Chicago. A native of Newburyport, Masa., he now resides in San Carlos, Calif.

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company focusing on the development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals produced by recombinant DNA technology.

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