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Complete Genomics recently disclosed that Aaron Solomon joined the firm as as vice president of business development and Mauro Folena joined as vice president of operations last year.

Most recently, Solomon was vice president of business development at Tethys Biosciences. Prior to that, he held positions in sales, marketing, and business development at Incyte, ParAllele, and Affymetrix. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a BS in biological sciences

Mauro Folena most recently led advanced manufacturing at Proteus Biomedical. Before that, he was director of operations at Coherent, vice president of operations at Aerogen, and held positions at Honeywell International and National Semiconductor. Folena holds a BS in information systems management from the University of San Francisco.

Further, Eric Lachenmeier left Complete Genomics last year, and Arnold Oliphant the year before, according to the company. Lachenmeier was vice president of corporate programs and Oliphant executive vice president for scientific operations.

Laurent Alexandre has been appointed as president and chairman of the board of DNA Vision, a genetic analysis service provider based in Brussels, Belgium. He will help the company develop a new business model that is centered on personalized medicine and consumer genomics. Alexandre is a surgeon and urologist and holds an MBA from HEC Paris, as well as degrees from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and from the École Nationale d'Administration.

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