Sunday, June 12, 2011
Lacey, 58, was not immediately available to talk about his plans, but is expected to take on new roles in the life sciences industry that allow him more time with his family. It was not clear when Lacey's retirement would take effect.
Employees have described Lacey, who joined Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) in 1994 from Washington University and spent 12 years at the company's Thousand Oaks headquarters, as a "cornerstone" of the company. He moved to the South San Francisco site in 2006.