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Athanasios Maroglou, Len van Zyl, Dile Holton, Steve Bolze


Athanasios Maroglou, president and chief operating officer of Ercole Biotech of Research Triangle Park, NC, has joined the board of directors for Array Xpress, the Raleigh, NC-based microarray services startup spinning out of North Carolina State University to commercialize microarray technology developed by Len van Zyl, an assistant professor in the school's forest biotechnology group. Maroglou is also president of Thalima, a life science venture development company. Previously, he was vice president of project management for RTP-based Paradigm Genetics. He holds a PhD and a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Dile Holton has joined MicroCal of Northampton, Mass., as marketing manager. Previously, Holton was a product manager for PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences and involved in industry microarray standardization efforts.

Steve Bolze, 40, has been named General Electric’s vice president for Amersham integration planning. Bolze joined GE Medical Systems in 2002 as general manager, global functional and molecular imaging. Previously, Steve held several roles within GE Power Systems. Bolze joined GE in 1993. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Duke University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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