Corporate governance

GrafTech Announces Appointment of New Board Member

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 9:30pm

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) today announced that its Board of Directors has increased its size to provide for an additional director and appointed Ms. Leslie D. Dunn as director of the Company.

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  • GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) today announced that its Board of Directors has increased its size to provide for an additional director and appointed Ms. Leslie D. Dunn as director of the Company.
  • The Board is now comprised of nine directors, of which five are independent with the addition of Ms. Dunn, whose term expires in 2022.
  • I am pleased to welcome Leslie as the newest member of our Board of Directors, said Chairman Denis Turcotte.
  • Her extensive corporate governance experience, along with her insight from successful business and legal careers and other board memberships, will further strengthen the skills and experience represented on our board.

Medecision names Jan Berger, MD, as its new Advisory Board Chair

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 1:38pm

DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Medecision, an integrated health management company, announced today that Jan Berger, MD, MJ , will serve as its new Advisory Board chair, succeeding Richard Popiel, MD, MBA , who served as Medecision's founding Advisory Board Chair.

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  • DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Medecision, an integrated health management company, announced today that Jan Berger, MD, MJ , will serve as its new Advisory Board chair, succeeding Richard Popiel, MD, MBA , who served as Medecision's founding Advisory Board Chair.
  • Dr. Popiel remains a member of the Advisory Board following the completion of his term as Chairman.
  • During his tenure, Dr. Popiel provided critical guidance on the formation of the Advisory Board and was instrumental in recruiting new members.
  • "We're grateful for his insight, guidance and contributions, and look forward to his ongoing work with our Advisory Board and leadership."

Akouos Announces Expansion of Executive Team and Board of Directors

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

In addition, the company announced that Saira Ramasastry has been appointed to its board of directors as audit committee chair, and board member Arthur Tzianabos, Ph.D., has been appointed chairman of the board.

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  • In addition, the company announced that Saira Ramasastry has been appointed to its board of directors as audit committee chair, and board member Arthur Tzianabos, Ph.D., has been appointed chairman of the board.
  • Alan joins Akouos at a pivotal time as we prepare to advance our lead program, AK-OTOF, to IND submission next year.
  • We are also excited to welcome Saira, an esteemed life science leader, to our board of directors, and delighted to expand Arthurs role to chairman of our board.
  • Initially appointed as an independent director to Akouoss board of directors in July 2018, Dr. Tzianabos has now been appointed to serve as chairman.

Affimed Announces Two New Appointments to Its Supervisory Board

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 11:30am

Both these appointments were approved during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders which took place on August 4, 2020.

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  • Both these appointments were approved during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders which took place on August 4, 2020.
  • Affimed is pleased to welcome Annalisa and Harry, both highly experienced professionals in their respective fields, to the Supervisory Board said Dr. Thomas Hecht, Chairman of Affimeds Supervisory Board.
  • Together, these new appointments position us to ensure sound corporate governance by further strengthening our biotech industry know-how and experience as well as our diversity.
  • Dr. Jenkins serves on the Board of Directors for a number of publicly and privately held biotechnology and life science companies.

ASG Acquires extendedReach, Joining Forces with KaleidaCare to Continue Momentum in Child and Family Services Software

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:00pm

extendedReach will join forces with KaleidaCare , a care management software for foster care and social services organizations that was acquired by ASG in 2018.

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  • extendedReach will join forces with KaleidaCare , a care management software for foster care and social services organizations that was acquired by ASG in 2018.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200804005408/en/
    This deal marks the 26th acquisition for ASG and the fourth in the ASG Behavioral Health vertical.
  • We are incredibly excited to bring together extendedReach and KaleidaCare, the two leading players in foster, child and family services software and expand our footprint in the broader Behavioral Health market, said Jake Brodsky, Co-Founder & Head of Corporate Development at ASG.
  • Matt, CTO, and Adam, COO, will continue to lead extendedReach in partnership with Katie Cortes, CEO of KaleidaCare.

Ford to Host Media Conference Call Today: Jim Farley to Succeed Hackett as Company Continues Transformation

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

Ford Motor Companys (NYSE: F) Executive Chairman Bill Ford, President and CEO Jim Hackett and Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley will host a media conference call today at 9:20 a.m. EDT.

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  • Ford Motor Companys (NYSE: F) Executive Chairman Bill Ford, President and CEO Jim Hackett and Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley will host a media conference call today at 9:20 a.m. EDT.
  • They will share details on todays announcement that Hackett, who has led Fords transformation since 2017, plans to retire from company.
  • Farley has been named the companys new president and CEO, effective Oct. 1.
  • The session will include time for journalists dialing in by phone to ask questions.

Apogee Names Kevin Reichle Chief Operating Officer to Drive Operational Excellence

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

In a move to accelerate the companys operational excellence and growth, Apogee , the only managed technology services provider solely focused on higher education, has appointed Kevin Reichle as Chief Operations Officer (COO).

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  • In a move to accelerate the companys operational excellence and growth, Apogee , the only managed technology services provider solely focused on higher education, has appointed Kevin Reichle as Chief Operations Officer (COO).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200804005412/en/
    Apogee names Kevin Reichle Chief Operating Officer to drive operational excellence (Photo: Business Wire)
    As COO, Reichle will ensure operational excellence in daily business operations as well as drive strategy and strategic initiatives to ensure Apogee has the right operations, processes, teams, and resources to meet customer needs today and into the future.
  • Kevin is a proven leader who brings a combination of operational expertise, outstanding customer service and inspirational vision and leadership to the COO role, said Chuck Brady, CEO, Apogee.
  • His appointment bolsters our ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding services to our customers, particularly through continual operational excellence.

Lexogen Appoints Stéphane Barges as New CEO

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

VIENNA, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lexogen, the transcriptomics and next-generation sequencing company, announced that Stphane Barges, PhD, MBA has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer effective from September 1, 2020.

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  • VIENNA, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lexogen, the transcriptomics and next-generation sequencing company, announced that Stphane Barges, PhD, MBA has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer effective from September 1, 2020.
  • Dr. Barges said "Lexogen is already a renowned company thanks to the quality of its very innovative products and of its customer support provided by dedicated and talented experts.
  • Stphane Barges succeeds Alexander Seitz, MD, the company's founder who will take on the role as Chief Innovation Officer.
  • With a significant international exposure, Stphane is recognized for his outstanding leadership and I am confident that he will successfully drive the expansion of Lexogen."

Lexogen Appoints Stéphane Barges as New CEO

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

VIENNA, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lexogen, the transcriptomics and next-generation sequencing company, announced that Stphane Barges, PhD, MBA has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer effective from September 1, 2020.

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  • VIENNA, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lexogen, the transcriptomics and next-generation sequencing company, announced that Stphane Barges, PhD, MBA has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer effective from September 1, 2020.
  • Dr. Barges said "Lexogen is already a renowned company thanks to the quality of its very innovative products and of its customer support provided by dedicated and talented experts.
  • Stphane Barges succeeds Alexander Seitz, MD, the company's founder who will take on the role as Chief Innovation Officer.
  • With a significant international exposure, Stphane is recognized for his outstanding leadership and I am confident that he will successfully drive the expansion of Lexogen."

Anchin Names Sharon J. Franklin as the Firm's First Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:33pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP ("Anchin"), a leading accounting and advisory firm based in New York City, announced that Sharon J. Franklin will be the firm's first Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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  • NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP ("Anchin"), a leading accounting and advisory firm based in New York City, announced that Sharon J. Franklin will be the firm's first Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • Sharon brings 30 years of experience in professional services leadership, having spent more than half of that time leading firm-wide operations and transformation initiatives.
  • "Sharon's background positions her to bring new ideas and approaches to help Anchin serve clients and support our people in the best possible way," said Russell Shinsky, Anchin's Co-Managing Partner.
  • "We want to leverage experienced operational leaders like Sharon in this newly-created COO role.