CHELMSFORD, Mass., Oct. 7, 2021 — Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKS) announced today that Dr. Amy Liao, President of Life Sciences Services, will be transitioning into the role of strategic advisor to the CEO until the end of this calendar year, at which time she will leave the Company to pursue other interests. During this transition, Dr. Liao will be advising on the Company’s growth initiatives and continued promotion of the newly formed standalone life sciences business, Azenta Life Sciences.
“Over the past three years since acquiring GENEWIZ, Amy has provided superior oversight of our full integration of GENEWIZ into Brooks, has led three years of high growth in our services business, and has played a key role in preparing the launch of Azenta, our fully integrated, standalone life sciences company,” commented Steve Schwartz, President and CEO. “As much as we will miss Amy and her strong contributions to our leadership team, she has cemented her legacy into the future Azenta company with the genomics capabilities being a cornerstone of value in our company, and we are grateful she remained to see us through the transformation of Brooks to Azenta Life Sciences.”
Dr. Liao has had a long and distinguished career in genomics services and sciences, with many academic and business achievements to date. In 2020, in honoring an individual for a lifetime commitment and important contributions to patient healthcare, Dr. Liao received the coveted Biomedical Engineering Society’s Wallace A. Coulter award for innovation in healthcare. One decade earlier, Dr. Liao along with Dr. Steve Sun, co-founder of GENEWIZ, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Services category for New Jersey. Dr. Liao was also recognized as one of NJBIZ’s Best Fifty Women in Business in 2018.