People on the Move – March 24, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

After a national search, TriMedx of Indianapolis, Indiana has named Henry Hummel its new CEO. Hummel joins the company with the expertise of a 25-year career spent in executive roles with GE Healthcare and in senior positions with Covance, Johnson Controls and Tenneco.

Henry Hummel

Partners Surgical Corporation of Houston, Texas has named Kenny Hancock its Chief Business Development Officer. Hancock brings 30 years of healthcare executive and entrepreneurial experience, having co-founded three companies built to develop and acquire physician-owned surgical facilities. He will be based in Nashville, Tennessee.

KEW Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts named Jerry Williamson its President and CEO, and appointed him a member of its Board of Directors. Williamson has more than 30 years of commercial operating, business development and corporate management experience in the diagnostic and life science marketplace. He joins the company from Metamark Genetics, Inc., where he was president and CEO.

PAVmed Inc. of New York, New York has made Dennis M. McGrath its EVP and CFO. McGrath joins the company from PhotoMedex, Inc., where he was President and CFO, and replaces Richard F. Fitzgerald, who has been PAVmed CFO since 2015. McGrath has more than 30 years of corporate finance and executive experience, including as COO of Internet Practice for AnswerThink Consulting Group, Inc.

ImaginAb Inc. of Los Angeles, California has named Martyn Coombs its CFO. Coombs was most recently president of Jubilant DraxImage Inc., and has also held senior leadership roles at Amersham (GE Healthcare) and Nihon Medi-Physics. Coombs is also the former CEO of Asterand plc, a public life sciences company that in 2008 had the top performing stock on the London Stock Exchange. Coombs has a mathematics degree, an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School, and will be based in the UK initially.

Endotronix, Inc. of Woodridge, Illinois has added Katrin Leadley as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Richard Powers as its Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Mike Dilworth as VP of Manufacturing and Operations. Leadley has more than 20 years of clinical and industry experience, and was formerly CMO at HeartWare (acquired by Medtronic) and JenaValve Technology. Powers was CIO at CardioMEMS, where he created its cloud-based web systems and managed the program through an acquisition by St. Jude Medical; he was also Chief Technology Officer at WebOps. Dilworth was SVP of Manufacturing Operations at Nanosphere (acquired by Luminex Corporation), and had been VP of Manufacturing at Plasma Surgical, Abbott Nutrition, and Ciba Vision Corporation.

Former Endotronix CMO Nicolas Chronos will become VP of Strategy and Clinical Affairs; Michael Nagy, former Endotronix VP of Engineering, will become COO; and Jennifer McMahon, Associate at Seroba Life Sciences, which recently invested 100 million euro in Endotronix, will join its Board of Directors.

Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services of Edina, Minnesota has promoted Funding Specialist Statton Summers to the newly created Sales Operations Coordinator position. Summers will support the company’s internal sales practices, and reports to Jim Teal, COO of HCA Vendor Services. Summers has been with the company since May 2012.

Boston Biomedical of Cambridge, Massachusetts has made Patricia S. Andrews its CEO, effective April 24, 2017. Andrews joined Boston Biomedical from Incyte. She succeeds Chiang J. Li, the company’s inaugural CEO, who will also resign from his position as Head of Global Oncology, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Group to become a senior special oncology advisor at Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.

Human Longevity, Inc., of San Diego, California has added 25-year Microsoft veteran David Heckerman as its Chief Data Scientist. Heckerman reports to HLI co-founder and executive chairman J. Craig Venter. Heckerman has led the Microsoft Genomics team for the last several years, and has served in several academic positions with the company, including Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Data Science Institute of Columbia University, Affiliate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Health Education at University of Washington, and Adjunct Professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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