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IDEXX CEO hurt in serious bicycle crash

The company's executive VP was appointed interim president and CEO.
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IDEXX CEO Jon Ayers in August 2014

WESTBROOK, Maine — The chief executive of Maine's third-largest employer was injured last Thursday in a serious bicycle crash, his company announced Monday.

Jonathan Ayers, IDEXX's chairman, president and CEO, subsequently entered a medical leave of absence. No details were released on the crash.

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Jay Mazelsky, executive VP of the Westbrook-headquartered veterinary biotech corporation, was appointed interim president and CEO the following day, Friday. He'll assume Ayers' day-to-day management responsibilities.

The extent of Ayers injuries were not disclosed, and an IDEXX spokesperson had no further comment on the crash or his condition to the Associated Press.

"We support [Ayers] and his family and wish him a speedy and full recovery," said the company's lead board director, Larry Kingsley. "Jon has expressed his confidence in [Mazelsky], [CFO] Brian [McKeon] and IDEXX’s talented leadership team to continue to advance the Company’s Purpose …"