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Incoming SAFC President Cautiously Optimistic about 2009 Growth

9:24 AM MST | December 22, 2008 | Alex Scott

Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals’ (SAFC) incoming president Gilles Cottier tells CW that he is “cautiously optimistic” about the company’s prospects during the next year, despite the challenging economic outlook. Cottier, currently president of Sigma-Aldrich’s Research Essentials business, will replace Frank Wicks as president of SAFC on January 1, 2009. “We have to be careful in our approach in the next year or two to come, but, absolutely, we are looking to continue to grow the business,” Cottier says. “We are still...

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