Bob Englert, Steve Crouse

Vortex Biosciences has appointed Bob Englert as its new CEO. Englert, who was previously the firm's chief technology officer, replaces exiting CEO Gene Walther, who has resigned to pursue other interests and will step down both from his position as CEO and as a member of the company's board.

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