WESTBROOK — The leader of veterinary diagnostics company Idexx is out of commission because of a serious bicycle crash.

Idexx CEO Jonathan Ayers Photo courtesy of Idexx

The company announced Monday that Jonathan Ayers was injured late last week and is on a medical leave of absence. Ayers serves as chairman, CEO and president of the Maine-based company.

An Idexx spokeswoman had no further comment on the crash or his condition.

The company’s board has appointed Jay Mazelsky as interim president and CEO. Larry Kingsley, lead director of the Idexx board, said the board is confident in the leadership team, and is hopeful for a speedy recovery for Ayers.

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