VWR International, LLC Hires Eddy Wu to Lead Asia-Pacific Region

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International, LLC, a leading global laboratory supply company,

announced that it has hired Eddy Wu to lead its Asia-Pacific region.

The addition of Wu to the senior leadership team of VWR is a

significant, strategic investment that signifies the Company's

commitment to growing in the region and thereby strengthening its

global presence.

Wu is the Senior Vice President & President, Asia-Pacific,

responsible for leadership and management of VWR's existing business

in India, China and Singapore, as well as its Global Sourcing and

Services organizations operating in the region.

"We have been aggressively searching for an individual with the

kind of initiative and expertise necessary to enable VWR's growth in

the Asia-Pacific region," noted John M. Ballbach, Chairman, President

and CEO of VWR.

VWR is following its global customers to the Asia-Pacific region

and throughout the world, as laboratory research continues to expand

globally. As a result, the Company is uniquely positioned to service

its customers anywhere in the world.

Wu and his team will be responsible for transitioning business

previously handled by VWR's export operations to an in-country

distribution model. As part of this transition, he will lead the

construction and start-up of the recently announced regional warehouse

situated in Singapore.

In addition, Wu will manage all acquisition activities in the

region as VWR expands its Asia-Pacific infrastructure and enters new

markets. Finally, he will coordinate the activities of global and

local suppliers to meet the requirements of VWR's global customers in

Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. "Eddy brings exceptional

leadership experience and a refreshing entrepreneurial spirit that

will enable us to exceed our goals in this promising region of the

world," added Ballbach.

Wu most recently was the President & CEO for Momentive Performance

Materials, Asia-Pacific, located in Tokyo. Prior to the acquisition of

Momentive by a private equity firm, he was the President & CEO of the

company otherwise known as GE Toshiba Silicone. During Wu's 18 years

with GE, he held various general management, sales and marketing roles

in North America and Asia. Wu has a BS in Chemistry from the

University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Hong Kong University of

Science and Technology.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International is a leading global laboratory supply company

with worldwide sales of $3.5 billion U.S.. VWR International's

business is highly diversified across products and services,

geographic regions and customer segments. The company offers products

from a wide range of manufacturers to a large number of customers

primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. VWR International's

principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology,

industrial and government organizations as well as universities and

schools. VWR International distributes a diversified product mix,

including chemicals, glassware and plasticware, equipment and

instruments, furniture, protective apparel, production and safety

products, and other life science and laboratory products and supplies.

VWR International supports its customers by providing storeroom

management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration,

technical services, and laboratory bench top delivery. VWR

International maintains operations in over 20 countries and employs

over 6,500 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in

West Chester, Pennsylvania.

For more information on VWR International, phone 1-800-932-5000,

visit www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, 1310 Goshen Parkway,

P.O. Box 2656, West Chester, PA 19380-0906.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC

CONTACT: VWR Contact: Valerie Collado

Phone: 610-429-2796

Email: valerie_collado@vwr.com


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