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Pure Search Launches Financial Services Division, Completes Integration and Re-branding of Correlate Search UK, Acquired in April 2013

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pure Search, a leading global search firm, today announced the launch of Pure Search Financial Services. This newly created division is a merger of Correlate Search UK (acquired by Pure Search in April 2013) and the existing financial services sector teams at Pure.  

Pure Search Financial Services will be led by the former Managing Directors of Correlate Search UK, Simon Head and Gavin Bonnet, and will work closely with Pure’s global offices in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore), headed by Liam Richardson, and North America (New York) led by Barrie Sanderson

The new Financial Services division has recently been strengthened by senior hires John Newstead from Redgrave Partners, Colleen Quilty from Quilty Group, and Adam Scarr from Hays. This now equips the new division to cover senior Sales, Trading & Structuring mandates across Equities, FX, Fixed Income & Commodities, alongside Pure Search’s existing strong practice areas in Compliance, Risk Management, Finance/Treasury, Legal and Tax.

“This is another exciting development for Pure Search, bringing together our existing global strength across Infrastructure with the Global Markets presence brought by our acquisition of Correlate. It gives us a strong strategic position in Financial Services across front and back office at a time when the markets are beginning to grow again. Our global senior management team of Simon, Gavin, Liam and Barrie are first class and we have every confidence they can dynamically grow our market share”, said Chris Nelson, co-founder of Pure Search.

Simon Head commented, “this sends the market a strong signal of our intent to build a world class global financial institutions business. Combining the best of Correlate Search UK with the existing global financial services presence of Pure will enable us to offer a complete cross asset, multi-function search capability to our clients throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and we are very excited about the future.”

en world names Yusuke Nishino as the New Country Manager for Singapore.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — en world, an APAC leader in mid career recruitment solutions, has appointed Yusuke Nishino as the new Country Manager of en world Singapore.

Yusuke has over ten years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting in Asia pacific including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asian Countries. Yusuke joined en world Singapore as a Manager for Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and IT Divisions in 2011. He has a track record of continued success achieved through effective strategic and operational leadership and successfully introduced many mid to senior level professionals to multinational corporations. He covers a wide range of industries such as Electronics, Chemical, Semiconductor, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Financial institutions and IT. He also acts as external HR advisor for various MNC’s in Singapore providing the best HR solutions for their organization through advanced direct sourcing techniques, talent pooling, and recruitment research.

Craig Saphin, President, en world Group said, “Singapore is a global financial and business hub and is a key market for multinational companies using Singapore as a base for regional growth. I strongly believe that Yusuke’s appointment will drive success for our customers with his deep experience in the recruitment industry across APAC. en world Singapore will continue to support our customers cross border and multilingual recruitment needs for mid career talent across APAC.”

Yusuke Nishino said, “I am extremely excited about my new appointment with en world Singapore and look forward to working with our team of dynamic and talented consultants across Asia Pacific. Companies in Singapore are facing unprecedented challenges and are struggling to recruit the right talent in a number of areas of skill shortage including senior roles. My objective is to provide exemplary levels of service to our customers and match the right people with the right job. While more companies are expanding and facing challenges in acquiring and retaining talent, we help customers overcome these challenges with our specialised recruitment capabilities, robust recruitment tools and extensive professional network.”

en world has been operating in Singapore since 2011 and recruits across a variety of specialties that includes Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Banking, IT, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Legal and Sales & Marketing.

About en world:

en world provides recruitment services focused on mid-career professionals. The company was established in Japan in 1999 and has expanded to Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand and India. With 650 staff representing 20 nationalities in 15 offices, we introduce talent to over 2,800 clients across the Asia Pacific Region. en world is a subsidiary of en-japan Inc., Japan’s leading internet-based recruitment solutions provider.

Visit — www.enworld.com

Media Contact:
Vikram Tandon
Tel: +65-6420-0574
Email: vikram.tandon@enworld.com

David M. Shaffer Named EnerSys President and Chief Operating Officer

READING, Pennsylvania, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — John D. Craig of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) today announced that he will be stepping down from his position of President effective November 1, 2014, but will remain with the company as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. With this move, Dave M. Shaffer has been appointed to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Shaffer is currently serving as President of the Company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business and prior to that was President of the Company’s Asia business. Mr. Shaffer will continue to report to Mr. Craig.

“Dave is an experienced executive recognized for his accomplishments at EnerSys, I want to congratulate him on his new position and look forward to continuing to work with him,” stated Mr. Craig, “as EnerSys continues to grow towards our goal of $4 billion in revenue by 2018 this new position is one more element that will help ensure we achieve this objective.”

Mr. Shaffer, who has over 24 years experience in the battery industry, joined EnerSys in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibilities with the Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.

For more information, contact Thomas O’Neill, Vice President and Treasurer, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 800-538-3627; Web site: www.enersys.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding EnerSys’ earnings estimates, revenue goals, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “believe,” “plan,” “seek,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that EnerSys expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to sales growth, earnings or earnings per share growth, revenue growth, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or benefits from revenue growth, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys’ results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including “Forward-Looking Statements,” set forth in EnerSys’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 29, 2014. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.

CHS Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP)  the nation’s leading cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company  today announced that Mark Palmquist, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ag Business, will leave the organization effective Aug. 31, 2014, to assume the top leadership role with an Australian grain company. Current CHS strategic leadership team member Shirley Cunningham will assume a new role as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy.

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Palmquist will become managing director and chief executive officer of GrainCorp, Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 1, 2014.

“We congratulate Mark on this new opportunity and thank him for his significant contributions to CHS and its predecessor organizations,” said CHS President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Casale. “During his 35-year career with our organization, he was instrumental in launching and building the CHS global platform and identifying numerous growth opportunities in our grains and foods businesses that add value for the owners of this cooperative.”

Cunningham, who joined CHS in 2013 as executive vice president, Enterprise Strategy, will continue to lead the company’s Enterprise Strategy functions as well as the newly aligned Ag Business platform which includes International, North America and Agronomy. “Shirley brings significant global strategic and enterprise experience to her expanded role,” said Casale. “Aligning our Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy platforms under Shirley’s leadership will position us well for continued growth on behalf of our owners.”

Newly named leaders for CHS Ag Business platform include:

  • Stefano Rettore, senior vice president, International, responsible for CHS South America, CHS Asia-Pacific and CHS Europe.
  • Gary Anderson, senior vice president, North America Grain Marketing and Processing and Food Ingredients, responsible for North America Grain Marketing, Terminals and Transportation, Business Development, Processing and Food Ingredients, and Ethanol manufacturing.
  • Rick Dusek, vice president, Agronomy, leading Crop Nutrients Supply and Trading, North America Crop Nutrients and Agronomy, which will include additional product and technology offerings.

Cunningham retains responsibility for CHS Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Strategy and Marketing and Communications functions. She assumes her new role on Sept. 1, 2014.

CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligations to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. For a discussion of additional factors that may materially affect management’s estimates and predictions, please view the CHS Inc. annual report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended Aug. 31, 2013, which can be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site (www.sec.gov) or on the CHS web site www.chsinc.com.

rogenSi Asia Gains Traction

SYDNEY, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

The year of the horse is proving successful for rogenSi in Asia. The rise in demand for their training and consultancy solutions is fueled by the need to develop executive talent across the region with a focus on sales and leadership.

Having operated successfully in Singapore from their Asian base in Hong Kong since 2007, rogenSi is now set to strategically expand its business in Asia.

As of this month, David McMurdo, a rogenSi Director and Global Sales Specialist, will be leading the development of an Asia-wide Sales Practice based out of Singapore.

His arrival in the region will add extra weight to the already formidable team of consultants and associates in Asia lead by Gerald Tapper, MD at rogenSi Asia who comments:

“With the ambition that companies in the region have to grow and compete in the global market place and the speed of change that is coming about to meet that ambition, the demand for skilled business managers and leaders exceeds supply. rogenSi’s experience in Asia in recent years has shown us that there is an opportunity for us to really help organisations and their leaders reach their business goals.”

Mark Felix, global CEO at rogenSi says:

“The rogenSi formula based on ‘alignment, capability and mindset’ is a great approach for the Asian market where there is a huge amount of talent and drive to succeed, and which, if harnessed the right way, can lead to exceptional results.”

Click here for a short video introduction from David McMurdo.

For more information, or to contact rogenSi in Asia visit: http://www.rogenSi.com/asia

rogenSi is a well-established training and consultancy firm operating globally from its hubs in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. They focus specifically on leadership and sales execution.

The rogenSi approach is to work with senior leaders to help define and cascade business strategies. They work at all levels of the organisation to align teams with the leadership strategy and to develop the skills and mindset needed to deliver their business outcomes.

Key people at rogenSi:

Mark Felix, Global CEO

Alex Jacobsen, MD, North America

Glenn Price, MD, EMEA

Terry Reynolds, MD APAC

Gerald Tapper, MD Asia

For more information, case studies or thought-leadership articles contact:
Rosemary Hayes: Global Brand Manager
e: rosemary.hayes@rogenSi.com
d: +44-(0)207-065-2205
http://www.rogensi.com

Hao Li joins Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Consumer Products Group

SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon (www.kurtsalmon.com) is pleased to welcome Hao Li as a partner in its Retail and Consumer Products Group practice in China.

Mr. Hao Li is a consumer products expert with more than 18 years of corporate strategy, governance and operations experience. He has served numerous multinational and domestic Chinese companies in the consumer goods, retail, industrial goods and financial service industries. He has deep expertise in a wide range of topics, including market entry strategy, S&M operation strategies, sales channel and distributor management, sales force organization restructuring, and IT planning. He has also published several books and papers about doing business in China. 

“In addition to having a deep and focused expertise in retail and consumer goods, Kurt Salmon has a flexible and adaptive mentality, which is critical when working in such an ever-changing emerging market such as China,” said Mr. Li. “I look forward to helping the firm grow its local client base here.”

Before joining Kurt Salmon, Mr. Li also worked for McKinsey, Accenture and BCG in China, where he assumed various leadership positions and was in charge of developing and serving local Chinese consumer goods and retail clients. Mr. Li received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Rick Keller, who heads up Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Merchandising work in China, praised Mr. Li’s range of expertise.

“We’re thrilled that Hao has decided to join Kurt Salmon,” he said. “The breadth of his knowledge will add tremendous value to our team here.”

Ke Chen joins Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Consumer Products Group

SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon (www.kurtsalmon.com) is pleased to welcome Ke Chen as a partner in its Retail and Consumer Products Group practice in China.

Mr. Chen is a retail expert with more than 15 years of experience serving leading global and local Chinese retailers across multiple sectors and formats, both as a consultant and as a retail executive. He specializes in merchandising and supply chain improvement, operations strategy, IT architecture/applications, and large transformation projects.

Kurt Salmon has unparalleled retail and consumer goods industry expertise, from strategy to operations management,” said Mr. Chen. “I look forward to helping our clients improve their operations performance, strengthen their organizations and develop overall strategies for business growth.”

Before joining Kurt Salmon, Mr. Chen worked for Accenture and IBM GBS in China, where he developed services for leading retail accounts to improve their business performance and develop their expansion programs in China. Mr. Chen was also on the business development and operations team at Walmart. Mr. Chen earned an M.B.A. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a bachelor of materials science and engineering from Nanjing University of Technology in China.

Rick Keller, who leads Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Merchandising work in China, lauded the diversity of Mr. Chen’s experience.

“We’re very excited to have Ke join Kurt Salmon,” he said. “He will bring invaluable insight to the challenges being faced by retailers in China today.”

RICS Appoints Will Myles to Lead Asia Pacific Region

HONG KONG, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) appoints Mr Will Myles as the Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific from August 2014.

Will has a broad background in the construction and property sectors gained in advisory, consulting and contracting services across the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. He was most recently Managing Director for Bahrain and Kuwait for WS Atkins plc, leading the organisation through a period of significant change. He holds an MBA from IMD International in Switzerland and an LLB from the University of London. He originally qualified as a Chartered Engineer in Hong Kong and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Commenting on the appointment, RICS Global Chief Executive, Sean Tompkins says “I am delighted that Will Myles will be taking up the role of Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific from August 2014. Over the last five years, RICS has seen significant growth of the profession and the recognition of its standards across the Asia Pacific region, covering North Asia, South Asia, Oceania and ASEAN. Will will lead the next phase of our expansion across this strategically important region.”

Commenting on his new role, Will Myles said “I am passionate about the internationalisation of standards in land, real estate, infrastructure and construction and the benefits that this will bring to an increasingly globally connected world. I am looking forward to leading the next phase of RICS’ growth in the region and working with staff and members in the profession to develop the next phase of our strategy”.

About RICS & RICS Asia

RICS is the world’s leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

In a world where more and more people, governments, banks and commercial organisations demand greater certainty of professional standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

Over 118,000 property professionals working in the major established and emerging economies of the world have already recognised the importance of securing RICS status by becoming members.

RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity  providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector.

The RICS Asia supports a network of over 20,000 individual professionals across the Asia Pacific region with an objective to help develop the property and construction markets in these countries, by introducing professional standards, best practice and international experience. It promotes RICS and its members as the natural advisors on all property matters. It also ensures that services and career development opportunities are provided to members.

The RICS Asia region covers national associations and local groups locating in Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong SAR. It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, The Maldives, The Philippines, Timor East and Vietnam. For more information, please visit: www.ricsasia.org.

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invendo medical Appoints Nachum (Homi) Shamir To The Company’s Board Of Directors

NEW YORK and KISSING, Germany, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — invendo medical GmbH, manufacturer and distributor of a single use and computer-assisted (“robotic”) colonoscopy system, today announced the appointment of Nachum (Homi) Shamir, a worldwide recognized medical device executive, as a new member of its supervisory board.

Mr. Shamir is a highly respected global visionary in the medical device industry. In his most recent assignment he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: GIVN), the pioneer in capsule endoscopy technology which revolutionized the way gastroenterologists diagnose and monitor diseases of the GI tract through the development and marketing of a game-changing diagnostic tool in the form of small capsule cameras (PillCam). Given Imaging was acquired by Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) in February 2014 in a transaction valued at approximately $1 billion. Under Mr. Shamir’s tenure Given Imaging has grown revenues from $ 85 million annually to close to $200 million and achieved significant profitability based on diversified GI product portfolios and a globalized commercial footprint.

Mr. Shamir replaces Mr. Sidney Braginsky, former President of Olympus America Inc., who retired from the board. Furthermore Stefan Fischer, General Partner and CFO of TVM Capital replaced Dr. Axel Polack.

Timo Hercegfi, CEO of invendo medical, commented, “Following our first system installations in the U.S. invendo is at an exciting time of its company life. We are planning to have a significant impact on colon cancer screening in the US with our computer assisted invendoscope as well as additional single-use endoscopes to be added to the invendo product portfolio. In light of recent public discussions about the outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant superbug in Illinois, which was traced to contaminated GI endoscopes – although reprocessing standard operating procedures had been adhered to –  we are certainly at the right place at the right time with our single-use colonoscopy solution. Homi Shamir is a highly professional individual with an outstanding track record of generating commercial success. I am convinced that he will give us a major boost in creating value for our customers, patients opting for invendoscopy, payers and last but not least our shareholders.”

Given Imaging was the second successful exit for Mr. Shamir who previously sold Scitex Digital Printing Ltd. in 2004 to Eastman Kodak for $ 262 million. Prior to joining Given Imaging Ltd. Mr. Shamir served as Corporate Vice President of the Eastman Kodak Company and as the President of Eastman Kodak’s Transaction and Industrial Solutions Group. From June 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Shamir served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Corporation, a NASDAQ listed company, following service in various roles in Scitex and its affiliates from 1993. Before joining Scitex Mr. Shamir held senior management positions at various international high tech companies mainly in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Shamir holds a B.Sc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.  

About the invendoscopy™ system

The invendoscope™ SC20 has several features that are new to the field of colonoscopy:

  • it is a single-use colonoscope with a working channel
  • it is not pushed or pulled, but uses a computer-assisted (“robotic”) gentle drive technology
  • all endoscopic functions are performed using a handheld device and
  • it reduces forces on the colon wall

invendo medical is also developing further single-use GI endoscopes based on its unique technology platform.

About invendo medical – http://www.invendo-medical.com
Based in New York, U.S.A. and Kissing (near Munich), Germany, invendo medical is a leading developer of disposable endoscopy products in the field of gastroenterology that are hygienically safe and employ “robotic” computer-assisted, gentle advancement technology.

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Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., Named President of Controlled Release Society

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Research Institute today announced that Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., President and CEO of Southern Research Institute, has been named president of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) for the 2014-2015 term.  The inauguration took place at the Society’s annual meeting on July 12 in Chicago with attendees from more than 40 countries. 

Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D. Named President of Controlled Release Society
Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D. Named President of Controlled Release Society

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The Controlled Release Society is an international, interdisciplinary, not-for-profit organization whose guiding purpose is the advancement of delivery science and technology. CRS is the home for experts dedicated to the science of delivery, including delivery scientists, engineers, clinicians, and technical professionals. The primary interest of about 70% of the CRS membership is in the pharmaceutical area (including ~18% animal health) and 30% in the non-pharmaceutical areas (called consumer and diversified products).

Dr. Tipton has worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for more than 25 years.  During that time, he has pioneered the use of controlled release technologies through his work in polymer science and engineering.

“It is an honor to be named president of the Controlled Release Society,” said Dr. Tipton.  “Over the past several decades, controlled release formulations have changed the treatment paradigm for a number of serious health conditions, including cancer, pain management, cardiovascular and central nervous system disorders, and have been involved in many industrial applications such as food flavorings and long acting fertilizers.  As controlled release technologies continue to mature, industry and academia are meeting the challenges of developing the next generation of faster, safer, more accessible formulations, and CRS represents the world’s leaders in advancing these novel techniques.  I look forward to leading this distinguished and important group.”

Previously Dr. Tipton held senior positions at Durect Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiary Southern BioSystems, Birmingham Polymers, and Atrix Laboratories.  In 2005, he founded Brookwood Pharmaceuticals, which was subsequently acquired by SurModics and later by Evonik.  At Evonik, he served as senior vice president of the Birmingham Division and also led the company’s global drug delivery program.  Dr Tipton has 31 issued U.S. patents, 22 published U.S. patent applications, and numerous foreign equivalents, with more than 70 presentations and publications.

He is a fellow of AIMBE and CRS and was awarded the CRS Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He serves as an external advisor to the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and volunteers as a mentor and judge in business plan competitions.  His election as president of CRS marks the first time in the organization’s 36 year history that it has been led by two individuals of the same organization.  Danny H. Lewis, Ph.D., former Head, Biosystems Division for Southern Research Institute, served as president of CRS for the 1982-1983 term.

In his role as president of the Controlled Release Society, Dr. Tipton will continue to serve on the CRS Board of Directors as well as the boards of the Birmingham Venture Club, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, the Biotech Association of Alabama, and as a member of the Alabama Workforce Council spearheaded by Governor Robert Bentley.

Dr. Tipton earned a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Spring Hill College.

About Southern Research Institute
Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization founded in 1941 that conducts preclinical drug discovery and development, advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, and environment and energy research. Approximately 500 scientific and engineering team members support clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental, and energy industries. Southern Research is headquartered in Birmingham, AL, with additional laboratories and offices in Wilsonville and Huntsville, AL, Frederick, MD, Durham, NC, Houston, TX, and Cartersville, GA. For more information visit: http://www.southernresearch.org.

Contact: Jonathan M. Nugent
+1-205-566-3026
Nugent@SouthernResearch.org

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Nissan Announces Management Change in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan today announced the appointment of Antonio Zara, currently Managing Director, International Sales of General Motors Korea, as President and Managing Director of Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI), effective August 1, 2014.*

Zara, a Filipino national, brings extensive automotive experience in sales, service, and marketing to NPI, spanning multiple markets across Asia, including Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

With this management change, Kenji Naito, current President and Managing Director of NPI, will be appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Management, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP) in Bangkok, also effective August 1.

Naito was appointed to his current role in December 2013. Under his leadership, NPI was established as a new joint-venture company with long time partners Universal Motors Corporation (UMC) and Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc. (NMPI).  He also successfully led the launch of two global sedans in the Philippines — the all-new Altima and the all-new Sylphy.

“I am happy to welcome Antonio as the new President and Managing Director of NPI,” said Toru Hasegawa, Corporate Vice President, Asia and Oceania Business, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and concurrently President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP). “This is an exciting time for us in the Philippines and I am very happy to have such a seasoned executive join us to grow the business in this dynamic market.” Hasegawa continued: “At the same time, I would like to thank Naito for his valuable contribution in establishing the foundation of growth in the Philippines. I look forward to him bringing his vast experience running national sales companies to NMAP and enhancing the Nissan brand across the entire region.”

*Zara’s official inauguration will be after the Board of Directors Meeting in August.