Following the merger, Beckman Instruments became a subsidiary of SmithKline Beckman. Louis Rosso was named President and Chief Operating Officer; William Ballhaus retired. Arnold Beckman was elected a director and, in 1984, vice chairman of the new corporation.
“Merger of Beckman Instruments and SmithKline Corporation,” December 1981. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 57, Folder 6. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/rf55z8060.