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People in the News: Stephen Aldous, Timothy Decker, and more

Stephen Aldous 

Great Basin Scientific announced that Stephen Aldous will not run for re-election and will retire from the board of directors at the 2015 annual meeting. Aldous has served as an independent director since 2010. There were no disagreements between Mr. Aldous and the company, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Steven Brodie, Sally Agersborg, Jennifer Balliet 

NeoGenomics has promoted three executives, including Steven Brodie to chief scientific officer and medical director in Ft. Myers, Fla. He joined the company in 2011 as director of cytogenetics and is currently director of molecular genetics and cytogenetics for NeoGenomics' Florida operations. 

Also, Sally Agersborg was promoted to director of hematopathology. She joined NeoGenomics in 2011 as a hematopathologist and currently is the medical director for the company's Irvine, Cal.-based facility, a title she will retain. 

Lastly, Jennifer Balliet was promoted to vice president of human resources. She joined NeoGenomics in 2008 and currently is director of HR.

Timothy Decker 

Castle Biosciences has appointed Timothy Decker vice president of marketing. He has more than 25 years of experience in the molecular diagnostics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, and most recently served as senior director of sales and marketing for Genomic Health. Previously, he was director of marketing, pulmonology for Abbott Laboratories. 

Jim Howard

Jim Howard has joined PierianDx's executive team as senior VP sales. In the role, he'll be responsible for building out the company's sales efforts to reach hospital systems and academic medical centers. Most recently, Howard served as VP of sales in the Medical Systems group at CareFusion. He's also worked previously at Pharmacy OneSource and currently serves on the board of MagBiosense, an early-stage cardiac diagnostic device company. 

For more recent items on executive appointments and promotions in the omics and molecular diagnostics industries, please see the People in the News page on our website.