Luminex Corp announced the appointment of Tim Dehne to the position of Vice President, Systems Research and Development, effective July 20, 2009.

Dehne is an accomplished executive in engineering and product development, with vast experience in the technology sector. He joins Luminex from National Instruments, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility since 1987, most recently as SVP, research and development. Dehne’s previous experience at National Instruments includes positions in Research and Development, Strategic Marketing and Engineering. Dehne’s responsibilities at Luminex will encompass all aspects of the company’s systems development functions, including the company’s advanced technologies group, as well as engineering research and development, software development and project management. He will be based at Luminex headquarters in Austin, Tex.

“The board of directors and I are very pleased about Tim joining the management team at Luminex,” said Patrick J. Balthrop, President and Chief Executive Officer of Luminex Corporation. “Tim brings to the company his impressive track record, extensive experience, expertise and leadership. We are excited to have Tim join the team and are confident that he will quickly make a meaningful contribution and have a positive impact on our business, to the benefit of all of the company’s stakeholders.”

Source: Luminex