Senior Vice President of Product Development at Illumina, Inc.
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Bio: Susan Tousi is Senior Vice President of Product Development at Illumina, Inc., a company on a mission to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome through delivering market and technology leading DNA sequencers. Illumina is a global company headquartered in San Diego, California. Susan is responsible for Illumina’s global engineering, consumables, sequencing applications, software and informatics development efforts, ensuring Illumina’s scientists and engineers continue the culture of innovation and product excellence that has been a hallmark of Illumina.
Susan has more than 25-years of R&D and business leadership at Fortune 100 technology companies and within the life sciences industry. Formerly, Susan was as a Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Eastman Kodak’s Consumer Inkjet Systems organization. Prior to joining Kodak, Susan was an R&D program manager for Phogenix Imaging LLC, a joint venture start-up of Hewlett-Packard and Kodak. She previously spent 10 years with Hewlett-Packard in technical and management roles.
Susan holds an MBA degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University. Along with many academic honors, in 2018, Susan was elected to the National Academy of Engineers, one of our nation’s “highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.”