CLSA in the LA Business Journal: New CEO for Bioscience Group
By Dana Bartholomew | Los Angeles Business Journal
January 4, 2019
The California Life Sciences Association, one of three bioscience trade groups with offices in Los Angeles County, has named a Mike Guerra as its new chief executive.
Guerra will lead the South San Francisco-based association – with offices in Monrovia, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. – effective Jan. 7. He replaces Sara Radcliffe.
He had previously served as a vice president of Avidity Science, a Wisconsin-based maker of water purification systems and laboratory equipment for scientific research and healthcare facilities.
He also worked 14 years as an executive at VWR International, a Pennsylvania-based global distributor and manufacturer of products for the life sciences industry.
The CLSA was founded in 2015 as the result of a merger of the Bay Area Bioscience Association and the California Healthcare Institute.
Both CLSA and San Diego-based Biocom Inc., which has an office downtown, claim to be the largest bioscience trade groups in the state. The Southern California Biomedical Council is a member-supported trade group also representing firms based in Los Angeles and nearby counties.