Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

INDIANAPOLIS – (November 15, 2021) – Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, a global leader in life science instrumentation, reagents and software, announces that company veterans Jason Lanie and Kiley Simmons have been appointed to positions on the executive leadership team. 

“It is a highlight to announce these internal appointments,” said President Greg Milosevich. “Every day at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences we strive to cultivate, nurture, and grow outstanding talent. It is particularly exciting to see company veterans like Jason and Kiley rise through the ranks and continue their professional growth in these positions, which speaks to our ‘best team wins’ philosophy. I am confident their leadership will continue to poise the company for phenomenal growth and momentum well into the future.”

Jason Lanie, Vice President and General Manager of the Biotechnology Business Unit

With a career spanning nearly two decades at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Jason Lanie will be responsible for the general management and leadership of the Biotechnology business unit.

Lanie joined the company in 2002 as a Research and Development Mechanical Engineer for the liquid handling product line. He was later promoted to Engineering Supervisor before he transitioned into global technical support leadership. Lanie became the first commercial Danaher Business Systems Leader (DBSL) supporting sales and marketing, shortly after Danaher acquired Beckman Coulter.  Finally, he joined the Marketing organization in 2015, where he most recently served as Vice President of Global Marketing.

Under his leadership, the marketing organization grew to be a critical driver of the commercial success; delivering value through digital channels, customer visibility, analytics, and campaign execution. He also led the integration of Labcyte and EDC Biosystems when the companies were acquired in 2019.
Lanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, along with an MBA from Butler University.

Kiley Simmons, Vice President of Global Marketing

A six-year veteran of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Kiley Simmons will be responsible for the continued evolution of the marketing organization and processes. Most recently, Simmons served as a Director of Global Commercial Marketing. 

In that role, Simmons provided commercial marketing direction worldwide, developed and executed global marketing campaigns, and drove growth through demand generation across the company. She also serves as Chair for the Danaher Women & Friends Associate Resource Group.

She joined the company in 2015 as the Global Commercial Marketing Manager focused on Automation Drug Discovery. 

Prior to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Simmons held Global Marketing Communications Manager and Specialist roles with ENVIGO and Avery Dennison. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University.

Simmons and Lanie are based out of the Indianapolis headquarters and report to Greg Milosevich, President.

About Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Life sciences. Research. Precision manufacturing. If your life’s calling is in any of these or related fields, you need to know Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. Our mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s important scientific and healthcare questions. Since 1935, the Beckman name has been synonymous with technologies that simplify and automate complex biomedical testing. Decades later, our global organization also came to embody the scientific legacy of the Coulter name. Today, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is a trusted, worldwide resource for tools to help optimize research and manufacturing efficiency. Centrifuges. Particle counters/analyzers. Automated liquid handlers. Flow cytometers. Genomic reagents. All these products—and many more—continue to make a difference in people’s lives by improving the productivity of dedicated scientists, quality control experts and others. Wherever people need answers, from prestigious universities and major pharmaceutical companies, to small biotech startups, food/beverage and electronics manufacturing facilities, you can find Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. For more details, visit

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