Charles River Laboratories International Inc. (NYSE:CRL) announced this week that its research models and preclinical services, hand in hand with shuffling its executive deck to drive growth.
“As our clients continue to transform their business models, we must evolve with them," chairman, president & CEO James Foster said in prepared remarks. "Unifying these two businesses will improve client access to our extensive in vivo expertise and enable us to provide more flexible solutions to their drug development needs."
Charles River Labs shuffled the deck to focus on two primary regions: North America and Europe/Asia, according to a press release.
The company appointed Nancy Gillett as its first corporate executive VP and chief scientific officer, promoted Davide Molho from his role as head of global research models services to corporate executive VP and president of North America operations, and bumped Jorg Geller up to corporate executive VP and president of European & Asian operations.
“Drs. Gillett, Molho and Geller have strong scientific backgrounds, proven operating expertise and global experience," Foster said. "Together, they are ideally suited to build a more cohesive, integrated business and enhance our worldwide reputation as leaders in in vivo biology.”
Here’s the latest personnel changes from medical device, diagnostics and life science companies around the nation. For more recent hirings and firings, check out MassDevice’s compilation of the latest personnel moves.
- Relievant appoints Alex DiNello president & CEO
Redwood City, Calif.-based Relievant Medsystems Inc. named Alex DiNello president & CEO. He comes with more than 20 years of experience in medical devices, including 18 years in spinal therapies, Relievant’s core business. DiNello was most recently VP and general manager at Medtronic Inc.’s (NYSE:MDT) Kyphon balloon kyphoplasty for spinal fractures division.
- Corpak names Jeffrey Blair CEO
Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Corpak MedSystems Inc. named Jeffrey Blair CEO. Corpak is focused on developing medical devices for the enteral-feeding and bedside-technology markets, including feeding tubes and gastric-relief devices.
- Zynex announces compliance & safety officer
Lone Tree, Colo.-based Zynex Inc. (NSDQ:ZYXI), provide of non-invasive medical devices for electrotherapy and stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring, named David Empey compliance & privacy officer. Empey has been the company’s director of regulatory compliance since the beginning of the year.