Michael RiceChairman and Chief Executive Officer
With more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in the medical and high-tech industries, Michael Rice has the ideal background to serve as BioLife’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since 2006. Currently a director on the BioLife board, he also served as board chairman from August 2007 to November 2013.
Before joining BioLife, Michael was Senior Business Development Manager for Medical and Wireless Products at AMI Semiconductor from October 2004 to August 2006. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Cardiac Science, Inc., a manufacturer of automated external defibrillators, from October 2000 to August 2006. From May 1998 to October 2000, Michael was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TEGRIS Corporation, a privately held network services provider. Michael started his career in 1986 at Physio Control Corporation, prior to its acquisition by Medtronic Inc. During his 12 years at Physio Control, he held a variety of sales and marketing management positions, simultaneously earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from City University of Seattle.