Khalifa has approximately 30 years of senior finance and corporate management experience, having served as CFO for Apria Healthcare, Beckman Coulter, and Leap Wireless.

Khalifa will oversee the company’s finance, accounting, investor relations and information technology functions, reporting directly to Cesar Garcia, chairman, president and chief executive officer of IRIS.

Garcia said that Khalifa brings to his new position a record of accomplishment at international companies, and considerably strengthens the finance function at IRIS while adding to the senior management team at a time when IRIS is continuing to grow its profitable core business while also expanding into new markets.

“His experience in a large in-vitro manufacturing company with a business model similar to ours makes him a valuable asset to IRIS. We look forward to his contributions and leadership as a key member of our senior executive team,” Garcia said.