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Paul Smith, Philippe Bogard, Scott DePriest, Douglas Berthiaume, Mark Beaudouin, John Ornell


Paul Smith has become vice president of North American and European sales of Ciphergen, the company said on Monday. His appointment is part of the "broad restructuring" of Ciphergen's sales effort.

Nonlinear Dynamics announced last week the appointment of Philippe Bogard as strategic marketing manager. Prior to joining Nonlinear, a Durham, N.C.-based bioinformatics company that provides genomic and proteomics software, Philippe worked for nine years at GE Healthcare, where he played a key part in product development and sales, and later served as product manager for GE Healthcare's DeCyder, a DiGE-specific 2D image analysis product.

Scott DePriest has joined Rosetta Biosoftware as director of business development, the Seattle-based company said today. Previously, he was director of information business development, sales, and marketing for the Proteome BioKnowledge Library at Incyte Genomics. He also led senior sales management positions at Paracel and Tripos. DePriest holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a BA in chemistry from St. Louis University.

Waters' CEO Douglas Berthiaume received a $2 million bonus on top of his salary of $650,000 in 2004, the company said in a proxy statement filing. The company also awarded a $866,250 bonus to Arthur Caputo, executive vice president; $525,000 to Mark Beaudouin, Waters' general counsel; and $275,000 to John Ornell, CFO.

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