Gary Reiss was named to the board of advisors at BridgeGate International (Jacksonville, Florida). Reiss is the COO of SUNRx. BridgeGate International is a data integration platform.

• Celera (Alameda, California) said that CFO Joel Jung has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Celera named Ugo DeBlasi as its new CFO, effective immediately. DeBlasi previously was chief accounting officer for Applera. Celera is a healthcare business delivering personalized disease management.

Dacia DeTiberus has been named business development manager for Ceram (Stroke-on-Trent, UK), based at The M&P Lab, a U.S.-based member company of the Ceram Group. DeTiberus brings global technology and marketing experience to the business having previously worked in a range of process safety, R&D and development engineering roles. Ceram specializes in materials testing, analysis and consultancy for medical device manufacturers.

William Cotter was named VP of manufacturing of Cohera Medical (Pittsburgh). Previously, Cotter was VP of operations for Closure Medical. Cohera Medical specializes in surgical adhesive products.

John Moran was named chairman of the board of Core Essence Orthopedics (Yardley, Pennsylvania). Moran previously was president of Synthes Spine. Core Essence Orthopedics is focused on soft tissue and skeletal repair of the extremities.

Steve Mertens was named chairman of the board of LifeScience Alley (St. Louis Park, Minnesota). Martens is senior VP of R&D of Boston Scientific. New board members elected include Timothy Frischmon, principal, Furst Group, and James Woodburn, Jr. MD, managing partner, Woodburn Health Consulting. Re-elected were Richard Creager, corporate VP, Beckman Coulter, Charles Montreuil, VP of enterprise rewards, Best Buy, and Stephen Snyder, global marketing director, Cargill. LifeScience Alley is a trade association serving the life sciences.

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