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.
- NxStage Medical adds Yale professor to scientific advisory board
NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM) announced the appointment of Alan Kliger to the Lawrence, Mass.-based company’s scientific advisory board.
Kliger is well known in the nephrology field for chairing the steering committee for the Frequent Hemodialysis Network trial funded by the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a long-term study that documented how increasing hemodialysis to six times a week from the current standard of three times a week improved cardiovascular health and patient quality-of-life.
Kliger is currently a clinical professor of medicine at Yale University’s school of medicine and chief medical officer at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn.
- Cooper Companies shuffles the deck
The Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced several management changes last week, starting with the retirement of the company’s senior VP and CFO Eugene Midlock. He will hand over duties to a yet-unnamed successor on December 16, 2011.
The company also announced a shuffled the deck for several other executives, including Carol Kaufman who was bumped up to executive VP from senior VP, in addition to her roles as secretary and chief administrative officer for the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company.
Albert White III added the role of chief strategic officer to his existing titles as VP of investor relations and treasurer.
Daniel McBride added chief risk officer to his existing roles as VP and general counsel. Gregory Matz, currently VP and CFO, also became VP of finance.
- Angeion makes it official with interim CEO Gregg Lehman
Angeion Corp. (NSDQ:ANGN) made it official with Gregg Lehman, who stepped in as interim CEO in May when Philip Smith stepped down after only five months on the job.
- Sonova gets a new CEO
Sonova Holding AG named Lukas Braunschweiler CEO for the Swiss company, effective Nov. 1. Alexander Zschokke will continue as interim CEO of the company until Braunschweiler assumes his position.
- Sparta names new head
Sparta Systems Inc. announced the appointment of Eileen Martinson as CEO for the Holmdel, N.J.-based quality management software company.
- MDCI adds two to executive staff
Medical Device Consultants Inc. appointed Frederick Tobia director of regulatory and clinical services today, on the heels of news that the company appointed Brian Edwards senior regulatory staff consultant yesterday. Each has over 20 years experience in medical devices, Tobia in CROs and Edwards in regulation.
- Benvenue adds senior execs in marketing and sales
Benvenue Medical Inc. announced two new appointments on its executive team to head European commercialization efforts. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company named Paul Byerley VP of sales and Ben Murdock senior director of marketing.
- Practice Fusion names new VP of ad sales
Practice Fusion appointed Zachariah Gursky its first VP of ad sales yesterday, tasking him with leading ad sales to keep the company’s electronic medical record system free for medical providers.