Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy named Gary Fischetti, former president of DePuy Spine, as group chairman for its DePuy orthopedics subsidiaries (DePuy Orthopaedics, DePuy Spine, DePuy Mitek and Codman & Shurtleff).
Fischetti, who’d been president of DePuy Spine since 2005 and has 27 years with J&J, will now lead Raynham, Mass.-based DePuy and its 6,400-employees. The DePuy businesses generate sales of roughly $5.6 billion a year.
Here’s the latest personnel changes from medical device, diagnostics and life science companies around the nation.
- Calypso Medical names Edward Vertatschitsch president and CEO
Calypso Medical Technologies Inc., a developer of real-time localization technology used for the precise tracking of tumors, today announced that it has named Edward Vertatschitsch president and CEO. Vertatschitsch first joined Calypso Medical in 2003 and served as the company’s interim CEO since July 2010.
- BrainStorm appoints Dr. Adrian Harel as COO and acting CEO
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTC:BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, announced the recruitment of a highly experienced drug developer, Adrian Harel, Ph.D., as its COO and Acting CEO.
- Anika Therapeutics appoints industry veteran Jeffery Thompson to board
Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NSDQ:ANIK) announced that it has appointed Jeffery S. Thompson, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Bio-Technologies, Inc. (ABT), to its board. ABT is a Georgia-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the treatment and management of scars. With the addition of Mr. Thompson, Anika has increased the number of board seats to seven.
- NxStage appoints Nancy Ham to board and announces resignation of board member Jonathan Silverstein
NxStage Medical Inc. (NSDQ:NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the addition of Nancy Ham to the company’s board and the resignation of Jonathan Silverstein. Silverstein, general partner of OrbiMed, joined NxStage’s board in connection with the company’s 2008 financing, in which OrbiMed was the lead investor.
- HemCon Board Appoints Nick Hart as President
HemCon Medical Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Nick Hart as president. Following HemCon’s acquisition of Alltracel Pharmaceuticals in 2008, Hart has served as the company’s CFO. Hart has over 20 years of financial experience in the life sciences sector.
- Charles River Laboratories adds Robert Bertolini and Richard Wallman to board
Charles River Laboratories International Inc. (NYSE:CRL) today announced the appointments of Robert Bertolini and Richard Wallman to the company’s board and thanked two exiting directors for their outstanding service.
- Acacia expands management team
Acacia Research Corp. (NSDQ:ACTG) announced that Robert Rauker has joined the Acacia Research Group LLC as VP. Rauker began his intellectual property career as an associate attorney with Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly LLP, in Minneapolis from 1995-1998, was patent counsel at Boston Scientific Corp./Scimed Life Systems from 1998-2000, was Chief IP Counsel, Endoscopy at Boston Scientific Corp. from 2000-2004, and was VP, Global Chief IP and Licensing Counsel at Synthes, Inc., a $3.5 billion orthopedic company, from 2004-2009. Most recently he was Of Counsel at Conrad O’Brien PC in Philadelphia serving leading medical device companies.
- BSD Medical names Steven Smith as VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development
BSD Medical Corp. (NSDQ:BSDM) announced that Steven Smith’s responsibilities have been expanded to include all global sales and distribution. Mr. Smith’s new title will be VP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. BSD Medical is investing heavily in the expansion of its marketing and sales infrastructure to support the MicroThermX® Microwave Ablation line of products. BSD recently hired a Fortune-500 experienced Director of Marketing as well as a veteran microwave ablation Eastern Regional Sales Manager.
- Respected gynecologist, lipidologist joins Atherotech Diagnostics Lab medical advisory board
Atherotech Diagnostics Lab recently enlisted the expertise of two highly regarded physicians for its Medical Advisory Board. Robert A. Wild, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., practices obstetrics and gynecology in Oklahoma City and teaches at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Lipidologist John R. Nelson, M.D., M.D., F.A.C.C., F.N.L.A., F.A.S.N.C., is director of the California Cardiovascular Institute and volunteers as an assistant clinical professor at UCSF School of Medicine in Fresno, Calif.
- Precision Medical Products Inc. announces executive changes
Precision Medical Products Inc. (PMP) recently announced the retirement of two key executives and changes of responsibility in the management team. T. Jerome Holleran and George W. Weaver retired from their day-to-day executive roles at Precision Medical Products effective December 31, 2010. Both gentlemen will remain partners and continue their involvement on the company’s board. Holleran who previously served as the company’s chairman, will now serve PMP as chairman of the board. Weaver served as the VP of marketing and engineering and now serves as secretary of the board. These key changes have also impacted the expansion of other executive and management responsibilities.
- Kimberly (Lewis) Elliott joins LABS Inc. as sales manager
LABS Inc., the premier transplant reference and consultative laboratory in the country, today announced that Kimberly Elliott has joined the Company as Sales Manager. Elliott brings more than a decade of experience in the donor and tissue services industry. At LABS Inc. Elliott will be responsible for expanding services to existing clientele, entering new markets and building national sales and customer support teams.
- Sysmex America appoints VP of sales
Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced that Andrew (Andy) Hay has been named as Sysmex America’s VP of Sales effective immediately. Hay, a long-time Sysmex employee, is responsible for leading all direct sales, distributor sales, corporate accounts, sales training and sales operational activities for the U.S. Region. Hay reports directly to Bob Degnan, Executive VP of Commercial Operations. Sysmex America is the U.S. headquarters for Sysmex Corp., Kobe, Japan and has oversight of the Corp.’s subsidiaries in Canada and Latin America.
- Industry vet Alan Portela joins board AirStrip Technologies
Alan W. Portela, a leading voice on the future of information technology and meaningful use in healthcare, has been named to the board of AirStrip Technologies, Inc., company officials announced today. Portela assumed the new role effective Jan. 1, 2011, and will also serve as a senior strategic advisor to AirStrip.
- Black joins Haemonetics board
Haemonetics Corp. (NYSE:HAE) announced that the board elected Black to join its Board effective immediately. Black, age 52, spent 13 years with Cerner Corp., a publically traded global provider of healthcare information technology solutions. He retired as Cerner’s COO in 2007. Prior to Cerner, Black was with IBM from 1982 to 1994, in a number of senior sales and professional services leadership positions.
- LecTec Corp. announces Lowell Hellervik joins board
LecTec Corp. (OTC:LECT) announced today that Sanford M. Brink, a director of LecTec, pursuant to his earlier stated intention to retire from the LecTec board, has resigned from the Board, and that Lowell W. Hellervik, Ph.D., has been appointed to fill Mr. Brink’s vacancy, and to serve as a member of the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees of the Board.