Aegis Sciences Corp. announced today three promotions: Beverly Cawthon to chief operating officer; Jeff Fisher to chief culture officer; and Dr. Timothy A. Robert to chief scientific officer.
“The promotions of Bev, Jeff and Dr. Robert are recognition of the leadership, knowledge and experience that they have provided at Aegis over a number of years, especially during our last six years of exponential success and growth,” Dr. David L. Black, Aegis founder, chairman and CEO, said in a release.
Cawthon, who has served as Aegis’ vice president of operations and health care laboratory, will oversee operations of the company’s health care and forensic laboratories. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and her M.B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee
Fisher, who previously served as Aegis’ vice president of finance and human resources, will maintain corporate culture for all team members in Nashville and at Aegis’ locations in 37 states. He joined Aegis in 2008 as director of finance and was soon named vice president of finance and human resources. Fisher earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his M.B.A. from Tennessee State University.
Robert, who formerly served as vice president of forensic laboratories and research and development, will lead Aegis’ scientific research operations. He joined Aegis after serving as vice president of forensic toxicology at National Psychopharmacology Laboratories in Knoxville. Robert earned his doctoral degree in biomedical science from East Tennessee State University and is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
Aegis employs more than 775 people, 428 of whom are located in Tennessee. In 2012, the company hired 180 employees to work at its Nashville locations.