Bill Recker

Chairman of the Board of Gretag Imaging Holding AG from 1998 to 2000 and was President and CEO of Gretag Imaging Group, Inc., a publicly traded Swiss company serving the photofinishing and imaging industry, from 1990 to 1998. He also served on the Board of Amazys Holding AG, a Swiss public company producing products for color control and confirmation in the graphic arts, textile and coatings industry. Mr. Recker currently serves on various boards of small, private high technology start-ups. He has recently been named as a member of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP) Advisory Board.  

Prior to joining Gretag Imaging, Mr. Recker served as Chairman and President of Mettler/Toledo USA from 1989 until 1990. He also founded Science Group International, a general management, strategic planning and product development consulting firm, serving as President and CEO from 1988 until 1989. Mr. Recker served in various positions with Fisher Scientific Company from 1968 through 1987 and was appointed President and CEO in 1986.

Mr. Recker earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Duquesne University in 1965. In addition, he completed graduate studies and research in virology from University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital and completed the Advanced Management Program, business studies, from Harvard University in 1985.

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