In May of 2006, Thermo Electron Corp. (Waltham, MA) and Fisher Scientific International Inc. (Hampton, NH) announced that both companies' boards had unanimously approved a merger. Under the agreement, the two firms will join to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and will be a leading provider of laboratory products and services. They are expected to achieve revenues of more than $9 billion in 2007.
Paul Montrone was CEO of Fisher since 1991 and chairman since 1998. Under Montrone's leadership, Fisher has grown from a North American manufacturer and distributor into a global powerhouse serving approximately 145 countries on six continents.
Fisher Scientific donated to the campus winery campaign via its matching gift program for employees who give to philanthropic causes.