• CVRx (Minneapolis) has elected Joseph Slattery as a member of its board. Slattery will chair the audit committee. His position expands the board to eight directors. Slattery also is currently on the boards of Micromet and TranS1. He was senior VP/CFO of Digene. CVRx specializes in products designed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

James Murphy has been named president/COO of the EmCare subsidiary of Emergency Medical Services (EMS; Greenwood Village, Colorado). Murphy joined EmCare in 1993 as regional VP, and has served as executive VP since 2001. EMS is a provider of emergency medical services.

• Endocare (Irvine, California) said that lead independent director Terrence Noonan has been named interim president and interim CEO, replacing Craig Davenport, the company's president/CEO and chairman, who resigned to assume the CEO position with a privately held healthcare company. Noonan previously was president/COO of Furon. Endocare develops minimally invasive technologies for tissue and tumor ablation.

Gregory Cole has been named CFO for spinal device company K2M (Leesburg, Virginia). Previously, Cole was CFO for Simplexity.

Ramses Sadek, PhD, has been named VP of biometrics at New England Research Institutes (NERI; Watertown, Massachusetts), a contract research organization. Sadek previously was senior director of biostatistics at the American College of Radiology.

Thomas O'Connor has been named senior VP of sales and marketing at SQI Diagnostics (Toronto). O'Connor previously was VP of sales, business development manager, and North America sales manager for companies such as Luminex. SQI is an automation company focused on laboratory-based biomarker testing.