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James Glover, Patrick Vallance, Alan Baxter, Murthy Srinivas, John Ohrn, Yoram Lapid


Beckman Coulter CFO James Glover will retire from the company on June 30, the firm said this week.

In an SEC filing, the company said that Glover will retain his current pay and benefits for 18 months after his retirement date, and will receive a pro-rated bonus for 2006. Also, his stock options will vest early, on his retirement date.

GlaxoSmithKline this week announced effective May 1 the appointment of Patrick Vallance to senior vice president of drug discovery. He succeeds Alan Baxter, who was recently appointed senior vice president of medicines development.

Vallance is currently head of the division of medicine and professor of clinical pharmacology at the University College, London. He has served on the R&D advisory board at GSK since 2004.

Teranode appointed three new managers this week. They are Murthy Srinivas, president of product and platform development; John Ohrn, vice president of sales; and Yoram Lapid, vice president of sales and support.

Srinivas was the founder and vice president of engineering at Consera Software, which was acquired by Hewlett Packard. Prior to that he had positions at Banyan Systems, Atria, and Microsoft.

Ohrn was director of sales and support at Accelrys before joining Teranode.

Lapid was a director of design and consulting services at Cadence Design Systems. He was also vice president of engineering at Solidium Systems and Philsar Semiconductors.

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