For Immediate Release
July 29, 2015
SACRAMENTO, CA – BloodSource today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rob Van Tuyle as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding former CEO Mike Fuller who recently retired.
“Rob is a highly respected leader in the national and global blood banking community through his involvement with various industry associations and international plasma programs,” said Michael Lucien, MD and Chair of the BloodSource Board of Directors. “As the healthcare industry evolves at a rapid pace, we are confident that Rob’s vision will help BloodSource continue to grow and increase its positive impact on the lives of many patients.”
Rob joined BloodSource as Chief Financial Officer in 2010, and was named President of BloodSource in 2014. Van Tuyle has extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning and operations. In 2012, Sacramento Business Journal named him ‘CFO of the Year.’ Additionally, Rob serves on the Board of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.
“BloodSource makes a tremendous difference for many patients and their families within our communities and around the world,” said Van Tuyle. “It all starts with the generosity of our donors who truly give of themselves to help save lives. I am very honored to lead this remarkable organization.”
Prior to BloodSource, Rob served as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Palo Alto, CA for 10 years, and later as CFO for a number of venture-backed, technology companies located in the Sacramento area including SynapSense Corporation, Sierra Logic and ShareWave. Rob represents BloodSource as a member of the board and executive committee member of Blood Centers of America (BCA) and is chairman of the plasma committee with BCA. Rob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Santa Clara and is a certified public accountant in the state of California.
Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource serves a population of over 5 million and provides blood and medical expertise to over 40 hospitals in the Northern and Central California regions. With 15 BloodSource Donor Centers and over 2,200 mobile drives annually, BloodSource relies on volunteer donors, chairpeople and volunteers to ensure community blood needs are met. Together, we do save lives.