Eli Mintz has stepped down from his position of president of Compugen Inc., the Jamesburg, NJ-based subsidiary of Israels Compugen, and will serve as the chairman of the subsidiary. In his new position, Mintz said he will continue to participate in the further development of the company while, at the same time, having the time and opportunity to explore some other interests of mine as well as new ventures.
Mintz co-founded Compugen in 1993 and has held a number of senior positions, including CEO of the parent company. He will continue to serve as a member of the parent companys board of directors.
Mintzs responsibilities will be absorbed by Vincent Zurawski, CEO of Compugen Inc., who has overall executive responsibilities for the subsidiary, and Lior Maayan, executive vice president of corporate development and planning, who will head up all corporate development activities.
Gaithersburg, Md.-based Viaken Systems has appointed Michael Provance to the newly created position of vice president of Discovery Solutions, a new effort that unites the companys professional services, managed services, and solutions products efforts into a single delivery unit. Provance was previously executive director of the companys Global Professional Services unit.
Miguel Rios has been elected chairman of the board of the National Center for Genome Resources. Rios replaces Bruce Carp, who served as chairman since NCGRs founding seven years ago. Carp will remain on the board.
Rios, who has been on the NCGR board since its inception, was appointed interim president and CEO in July and will continue to serve into 2002.