Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Daniel Ding, Donald Sabourin, Tom Jones

Premium
Daniel Ding to Oversee Massachusetts Trade Office in Beijing, Outpost in Shaghai
 
Daniel Ding has been named by the commonwealth of Massachusetts to oversee its new trade office in Beijing, as well as a satellite contact office in Shanghai, the state said last week [see Around the Regions, this issue]. The appointment took effect on Aug 1.
 
Before assuming his current role, Ding was a managing partner at an undisclosed Beijing consultancy, and has been honored with the China-Britain Business Council award for creative business solutions. Ding is a resident of Beijing and holds a degree in business and international management from the Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK.
 

 
Gilbane Names Donald Sabourin as Project Executive
 
Donald Sabourin has joined Gilbane as project executive for the construction giant’s special projects group in Massachusetts. In addition to leading sales and marketing activities for the Gilbane SPG, Sabourin will provide oversight of multiple projects to assure excellence in client satisfaction.
 
Sabourin most recently served as the director of the corporate and interiors division for Bond Brothers, where he managed projects for Neiman Marcus, NSTAR, Simon Properties, Kool Smiles Dental Clinic, and Northeastern University. Sabourin also held positions of superintendent, project manager, director of operations, and vice president at Structure Tone, overseeing construction including tenant fit-ups, major infrastructure projects, structural upgrades, and retail and restaurant projects.
 
Sabourin served with the Massachusetts National Guard, and graduated from the Massachusetts Military Academy. He is a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army reserve and the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Sabourin has also served as a board member of the New Boston Business Networks.
 

 
Tom Jones Joins Diversified Project Management as Senior Project Manager
 
Tom Jones has joined Diversified Project Management as a senior project manager. The firm represents commercial property owners throughout New England, and carries out construction administration and other services.
 
Jones will work from DPM's office in East Hartford, Conn.
 
As senior project manager, Jones will be responsible for managing, consulting and executing projects for a variety of clients, including several projects at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
 
Jones has more than 22 years of project management and business development expertise in the healthcare and environmental systems industries, and is a certified project management professional.
 
Prior to joining DPM, Jones was project manager at Saint Vincent's Medical Center, where he was responsible for a variety of renovation projects ranging from $10,000 to $3,000,000, including the ambulatory surgery center, cath labs, family birthing center, patient room renovations, pharmacy, and medical records department, among others. 
 
Jones also worked as project executive at American Construction Group, and as project manager for Babcock Power. He has also held multiple positions with ABB Combustion Engineering, including project manager, chief consultant, director of international licensing operations and joint ventures, and director of product development. 
 
Jones is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a MSci in civil engineering. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut, and a BSci in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.