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Douglas Bryant, Maynard Olson, Peter Gruber, Charles Dimmler, Joanne Smith-Farrell

Luminex named Douglas Bryant as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer starting this week. After spending 23 years in various positions at Abbott, Bryant will oversee worldwide operations, including sales and marketing at Luminex Molecular Diagnostics. He will also be in charge Luminex’s manufacturing and worldwide service and support operations.

Maynard Olson has won the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize from the Peter Gruber Foundation, which honors scientists who make contributions to the genetics field. Olson is a genomics professor at the University of Washington, a key contributor to the Human Genome Project, and he currently is studying the bacterium that kills many people cystic fibrosis.

Gene Logic will pay recently appointed CEO and President Charles Dimmler $425,000 in salary plus an incentive package worth as much as 40 percent of his salary.
The company also gave Dimmler an option to buy as much as 120,000 shares of the company’s common stock at $1.37 per share that will vest in four increments spread out over three years, as well as a total of 130,000 shares as bonuses if the company achieves milestones.


Joanne Smith-Farrell has resigned from Gene Logic as senior vice president of business development and licensing, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Farrell will leave her post on July 31.

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