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Cryoport adds tech talent to board


LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Frozen shipping logistics solutions provider Cryoport has elected Edward J. Zecchini to its board of directors.

Zecchini has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and information technology industries. With this appointment, the Cryoport board now has four members, of whom three are independent directors, including Zecchini.

“Ed’s track record of translating business problems into profitable software products and effective customer solutions will be very valuable to Cryoport as we further expand and enhance our technology-based software solutions,” said Jerrell Shelton, Cryoport’s CEO. “Ed’s in-depth understanding of technologies, software, data warehousing, information management and his experience in working in transformative entrepreneurial environments are at the top of Ed’s qualifications. We look forward to his contributions and his verve for excellence.”

Zecchini currently serves as EVP and chief technology officer at Sandata Technologies, a leading nationwide provider of information technology solutions to the home healthcare industry. Previously he held executive and senior level positions with IT Analytics, Touchstone Health Partnership, HealthMarkets, Thomson Healthcare and SportsTicker.

“I am pleased to be joining the board and work with this excellent team,” said Zecchini. “Cryoport’s technology platform and solutions are very impressive and have broad potential to solve real problems in the cold chain logistics market. I look forward to bringing my technical and strategic perspective at the board level to contribute to the future direction and growth of the company.”

“I have known Ed for more than 25 years. His keen intellect and clarity of analysis would be helpful serving on any board. His software expertise and technical know-how make him perfect for Cryoport as we develop strategies to maximize assets and accelerate growth,” added Richard Rathmann, chairman of the board.

Zecchini has a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York. He is a current director of Insur I.Q.

Cryoport provides frozen shipping logistics solutions to the biotechnology and life science industries through the combination of purpose built proprietary hardware and software technologies and total turnkey management of the entire logistics process. Cryoport Express liquid nitrogen dry vapor shippers are validated to maintain a constant -150°C temperature for a 10-plus day dynamic shipment duration, and its Cryoportal Logistics Management Platform manages the entire shipment process, including initial order input, document preparation, customs clearance, courier management, shipment tracking, issue resolution and delivery.

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