DDC’s Board of Directors announced that Peter Vitulli has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of DNA Diagnostics Center, the world’s leading private DNA testing laboratory, headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio. DDC is a portfolio company of MTS Health Investors and Oaktree Capital Management.
Peter brings to DDC over thirty years of experience within the consumer products and healthcare industries, including twenty years as President, CEO, or Chairman of several corporations. His extensive experience ranges from managing start-ups for investor groups to helping build Gatorade into a billion-dollar business for the Quaker Oats Company. His success has been achieved by building strong teams that are absolutely committed to achieving profitable growth.
“Peter has the right experience and track record to lead DDC into new and exciting growth opportunities in the DNA testing field,” said Curtis Lane, Senior Managing Director of MTS Health Investors. “His leadership skills and strategic vision will position DDC to further dominate the private DNA parentage testing market, and accelerate product development in new arenas, which is an important part of the company’s strategy.”
“DDC is a great company that is extremely well positioned within the growing and dynamic genetic testing industry,” said Peter. “It is the undisputed leader in the paternity testing market and is strongly positioned across several other growth categories. Its quality and service are unsurpassed and I am very excited to join an outstanding team.”
DDC, based outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the largest and most reputable DNA testing laboratories worldwide. Since 1995, DDC has performed genetic tests for over 1 million clients around the world. The Company provides a wide array of DNA testing services in the fields of biological family relationships, forensics and veterinary genetics, and has approximately 150 employees and utilizes a large global network of active specimen collection sites.
About DNA Diagnostics Center
DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the world’s largest provider of private DNA tests. DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services in several specialty areas: family relationship testing, forensics, and veterinary DNA testing. DDC was one of the first to adopt robotics technology in its laboratory processes for stringent and efficient handling of DNA samples. DDC’s quality DNA testing services are nationally and internationally recognized by a number of professional accrediting organizations such as ACLASS (for ISO/IEC-17025), the AABB, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).