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Dr. James M. Hart To Join Orchid Cellmark Board Of Directors

December 16, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Orchid Cellmark Inc. (NASDAQ: ORCH), an international provider of forensic DNA testing services, said Dr. James M. Hart will join its board of directors effective January 1, 2010.

Dr. Hart is the former Commissioner of the city of London Police Force with a career spanning almost four decades in various U.K police forces. His experience included senior operational and command positions at the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard and the Surrey Police force. He also was chairman of the Association of Chief Police officers Economic Crime Portfolio, headed the Commissioner’s Policy Unit at New Scotland Yard and was a member of the senior team that implemented the restructuring of the Metropolitan Police Force, the U.K.’s largest law enforcement agency.

Dr. Hart holds a BSc degree in Systems Science and Management, and a PhD degree in Systems Science, both from the City University, London, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honors list and the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2006.

Orchid Cellmark (NASDAQ: ORCH) is a international provider of DNA testing services primarily for forensic and family relationship applications.

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