Jim Widergren, KGI Board Chairman, is a life science industry consultant and the former CEO and President of Corgenix and ORGENTEC, global diagnostics specialty testing companies. He is a former Senior Vice President of Global Customer Operations at Beckman Coulter, where he was responsible for all sales, service, and customer support operations worldwide. Prior to this position, Widergren was the Group Vice President for the Chemistry and Automation Systems Business Group, Corporate Vice President for Asia Pacific and Latin America Commercial Operations, and Vice President and Treasurer of Beckman Coulter. Prior to joining Beckman Coulter, he held financial management positions with Ferguson Partners, a commercial real estate development firm, and Malcolm Lewis Associates, a consulting firm, and worked as an applications engineer with Allied Signal Corp. In addition, he conducted research on economic development in Asia as a Fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
Widergren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, an MBA from UCLA, and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. He is also a licensed professional engineer (mechanical) in California.