Mars Appoints Dr. Maria Velissariou as Global Corporate R&D Vice President and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Velissariou was with the Institute of Food Technologists before joining Mars and serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council for Science and Technology.  

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated announced today the hiring of Dr. Maria Velissariou as the new Global Corporate Research & Development (R&D) Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Velissariou joins Mars on Sept. 13 and will lead Mars’ enterprise-wide approach to Quality and Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and deliver Mars’ R&D strategy in partnership with its business segments. Dr. Velissariou will report into Jean-Christophe Flatin, President of Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge and will partner with the existing Mars Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Corporate R&D, David Crean, as a transition to his retirement in April 2021.

Most recently, Dr. Velissariou was the Chief Science and Technology Officer at the Institute of Food

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Wabtec Appoints Eric Gebhardt as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced the appointment of Eric Gebhardt to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective September 14. In this role, Gebhardt will lead Wabtec’s global technology and investment strategy, new product development, and global engineering organization.

A respected technologist with more than 30 years of experience, Gebhardt built his career developing innovative technology solutions in power generation, battery storage, renewables, and distributed power. He comes to this role as former Managing Director of KCK-US, an investment firm focused on the energy, life science, and industrial sectors. Prior, he spent nearly 30 years with General Electric in a variety of global engineering and leadership roles where he was responsible for driving the strategic direction for product and portfolio development, including Chief Technology Officer of GE Power, Chief Product Management Officer for Energy Connections, Chief Platforms and Operations Officer for Current, and Chief Technology

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Vior Appoints VP Corporate Development and New Board Member

QUEBEC, QC / ACCESSWIRE / September 2, 2020 / SOCIÉTÉ D’EXPLORATION MINIÈRE VIOR INC. (“Vior”or the “Corporation”), (TSXV:VIO)(FRANKFURT:VL51) – is pleased to announce that Mr. Laurent Eustache is joining the Corporation as Vice President Corporate Development and has been appointed to Vior’s Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2020.

“We are very excited to welcome Laurent to our Executive team at Vior. He brings the analytical skills, a disciplined approach as well as a deep understanding of the junior exploration landscape. I am looking forward to working with him on our strategic planning and growth strategy as we look to bring Vior to the next level for our shareholders” stated Mark Fedosiewich, CEO and President.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Eustache has held a number of positions in the mining industry where he has applied various exploration strategies to mineral deposits at both the early and advanced development stages.

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Artio Medical Appoints Paul Muller as Chief Technology Officer and General Manager

“Paul is a highly skilled engineer and seasoned industry veteran with exceptional team-building and leadership skills who has demonstrated a successful track record developing novel, market-leading medical devices,” stated Dr. F. Nicholas Franano, President and CEO of Artio Medical. “We are thrilled to have someone with Paul’s talent and vision leading product development at Artio.”

Previously, Mr. Muller was CTO and GM at Flow Forward Medical (recently acquired by Artio) where he managed the development of Flow Forward’s Arteriovenous Fistula Eligibility (AFE) System™, a small, temporary, external blood pump system for kidney failure patients that stimulates vein enlargement prior to the creation of vascular access sites for hemodialysis. Paul previously held leadership positions and achieved major engineering and product development milestones at Thoratec (subsequently acquired by St. Jude Medical and Abbott) and Guidant (subsequently acquired by Abbott). Mr. Muller is a named inventor on 31 patents, and he has

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Harbor Custom Development, Inc. Appoints Fortune 500 Financial Executive, Lynda Meadows, as Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Meadows Brings 25 Years of Related Real Estate Development, Financial, and Public Company Experience

Gig Harbor, Washington , Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harbor Custom Development, Inc. (Harbor or the “Company”), (NASDAQ:HCDI), an innovative and market leading real estate company involved in all aspects of the land development cycle, today announced the hiring of Fortune 500 financial executive, Lynda Meadows, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective immediately with a start date of September 21, 2020.

Ms. Meadows is a 25-year industry veteran whose impactful roles at companies such as Weyerhaeuser Company (Fortune 500 REIT), Quadrant Homes, Builders Capital and the international consulting firm, Currie & Brown, illustrate the depths of her broad experience and knowledge.

Sterling Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Harbor, stated, “It is a pleasure to welcome Lynda to the Harbor team. Her industry skills and breadth of knowledge within all aspects of homebuilding, financial

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SAP Supervisory Board Appoints Sabine Bendiek as New Executive Board Member to Lead Human Resources and Operations

WALLDORF, Germany, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Microsoft Germany Management Board Chairwoman Sabine Bendiek has been appointed to join the SAP Executive Board as chief people officer and labor director in early 2021.

In this role, Bendiek will lead the Human Resources organization and people strategy for SAP. This includes attracting the best talent in the industry, providing a growth and learning environment for employees, and ensuring a consistent leadership culture to enable inclusion, accountability and agility.

“In Sabine Bendiek, we have found an exceptional executive who not only can drive a business-centric Human Resources function as the heart of our ongoing transformation, but also has deep operational experience,” said Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. “On behalf of the SAP Supervisory Board I welcome Sabine and wish her a very successful and smooth start to

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