Sannova Analytical LLC, a contract research organization providing bioanalytical testing and analytical chemistry services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has added Jason Apter as its new chief executive officer and Stephen Unger as its new chief financial officer.

Apter is an experienced life sciences executive, who most recently was the sector chief executive of Johnson Matthey‘s health division. Previously, Apter worked in leadership positions at Millipore Sigma and the predecessor Sigma-Aldrich.

Unger served as CFO of Quotient Limited and Circulogene Theranostics Inc. He followed CROs and the life sciences tools and molecular diagnostics sectors for over 20 years at Bear Sterns, Lazard Capital Markets and Needham & Co.

“Jason and Steve bring new levels of client focus and operating excellence to an already stellar Sannova team,” comments Michael Silvon, executive chairman at Sannova. “Their leadership and deep sector experience fit perfectly with the Board’s vision to create a multi-service CRO that builds upon a great Sannova legacy. I expect them to capitalize on our exceptional quality systems and customer-focused culture to drive us to even greater heights.”