Friday, Aug 27, 1982

Genentech Announces New Vice-President

South San Francisco, Calif. -- August 27, 1982 --

Genentech today announced the promotion of James Gower to Vice-President, Pharmaceutical Marketing. Mr. Gower has been Director of Marketing at Genentech since March, 1981.

Before joining Genentech since March, 1981. Before joining Genentech he was Vice-President of Marketing and Sales at American Critical Care of Chicago, Illinois, a Division of American Hospital. Mr. Gower succeeds Robert F. Byrnes, formerly Vice-President of Marketing, who will be joining Home Health Care of America, Inc., a provider of home health care services, as Executive Vice-President.

Genentech, Inc. is a leading genetic engineering company developing products for pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial chemical applications. The Company's headquarters are located at 460 Point San Bruno Blvd., South San Francisco, California.

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