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Larry Tiffany, Dennis Rossi

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Larry Tiffany has joined Gene Logic as senior vice president and interim general manager of its genomics division, according to a June 27 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Tiffany, who previously served as vice president of international business development at Gene Logic, will replace Dennis Rossi, who left the company last month.

According to the filing, Tiffany's employment agreement began June 21 and runs through Aug. 31. The contract can be extended by mutual agreement. On an annualized basis, Tiffany will be paid $300,000.

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