Past Event – Lisa Witte

BioForward Speaker Series: Lisa Witte, President of Fisher Scientific


lisawitte.jpegLisa presented on her life experiences including her years at Promega. She discussed the acquisition strategies of Thermo Fisher, that have included the major acquisition of Life Technologies, and Lisa’s vision for the future of healthcare and Thermo Fisher’s role in that future.

About Lisa Witte: 

Lisa Witte currently serves as Thermo Fisher Scientific’s President of the Research and Safety Market Division, which goes to market under the Fisher Scientific brand. Previously, from July 2012 until December 2014, Lisa was the Vice President and General Manager for the Portable Analytical Instruments (PAI) business unit within Thermo Fisher located in Tewksbury, MA.  Lisa joined the company in 1995, when it was Fisher Scientific, as the Vice President of Corporate Sales.  Lisa worked for Fisher Scientific for 8 years before pursuing other opportunities with Unisource and Promega Corporation.  In 2009, Lisa came back to Thermo Fisher Scientific as the Vice President and General Manager of their Cold Storage business unit in Asheville, NC, before moving to her position in PAI.

Lisa began her career as a Sales Representative for Corning Glass Works.  She has over 30 years of experience in the Life Science Research market in various capacities. 

Internally, Lisa is on the steering committee for the Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Women’s Employee Resource Group and co leads the sub team focused on local chapter establishment and involvement of the broader employee base.  She is also a member of the Talent Review Board for the Graduate Leadership Development Program as well as part of the General Manager Advisory Board.

Lisa received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.    Lisa lives in Sewickley, PA with her husband, Mark Witte, and 1 of their 3 children.

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  • March 2, 2016

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Fitchburg, WI