Thermo Electron has hired Bill Summers as global sales director of informatics, a newly created position. Summers comes to Thermo from Aspen Technology, where he was most recently vice president of sales for chemicals/pharmaceuticals.
Kinexus Bioinformatics has appointed Justin Stephenson and Joel Bellenson to its board of directors. Stephenson is the founder and president of Galiano Ventures, a Vancouver-based venture capital firm specializing in the life sciences industries. Bellenson is currently the president and CEO of Upstream Biosciences, a Vancouver-based company developing software for modeling cell systems, protein signaling, and gene regulatory pathways. Bellenson was the co-founder and CEO of DigiScents and the co-founder, CEO, chief strategist, and director of DoubleTwist.
BioWisdom has appointed Susan Lowther as its chief financial officer. Lowther most recently worked as a consultant to early-stage venture capital-backed companies. She previously served as finance director of RiboTargets until its merger with British Biotech in 2003. Lowther has also held senior financial management positions at Lonza Biologics, Celltech Group, and GD Searle (a division of Monsanto).