BioSource International has asked Robert D. Weist to join its board of directors.
Weist, the principal of a management consulting firm, will fill an existing vacancy, and the board is expected to accept him for a permanent term at the company's annual meeting in July.
Weist has nearly three decades of experience in management and legal counsel positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. His experience includes eight years in senior management positions at Amgen, and strategic planning and divisional counsel posts at Abbott Laboratories.
Weist, who lives in Incline Village, Nev., also is chairman of the board of directors of Hyseq Inc., a privately held biotechnology company based in Sunnyvale. He holds a law degree from New York University and a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago.
BioSource International manufactures test kits used in biomedical research.