Monday, Aug 4, 1986

Genentech Names Four Vice Presidents

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 4, 1986 -- Genentech, Inc. today announced the promotions of Shirley Liu Clayton, vice president-treasurer; Reinaldo F. Gomez, Ph.D., vice president-process sciences; Paul F. Hohenschuh, vice president-biochemical manufacturing and Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., vice president-controller.

Clayton, 48, has been treasurer since August of 1981. In addition to the treasury function, she is responsible for capital assets and corporate communications. Clayton came to Genentech in from Bank of America where she was head of a corporate banking group.

Gomez, 41, joined Genentech in April of 1981 as director of biocatalysis. He was promoted to senior director of research in September of 1983 and for the past year has served as senior director of the t-PA development project. Prior to his work at the company, Gomez was an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hohenschuh, 43, has been senior director of biochemical manufacturing since June of 1985 with responsibility for fermentation, cell culture and product recovery operations as well as materials management, biochemical manufacturing technology and assay services. Hohenschuh came to Genentech in October of 1982 from Monsanto Company, where he held a variety of management positions.

Lavigne, 38, joined Genentech as assistant controller in July of 1982 and was promoted to controller in May of 1983. Lavigne's responsibilities include financial planning, financial accounting and MIS. He previously held a number of financial positions with Pennwalt Corporation.

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

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