David Champagne has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the informatics business of Thermo Electron, the company said last week. He succeeds Jo Webber, who left the company. Champagne joined Thermo in 2003 and was most recently its divisional commercial director. In the past, he held positions at Lotus Development and early-stage software companies.

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