Charles Chiappone has been named named CEO of Alloy Polymers (Richmond, Virginia). Additionally, Chiappone will retain the title of president. Chiappone joined the company in September 2006 as president/COO. Alloy Polymers is a plastics compounder.

Celera (Alameda, California) has named Jean Wilson, PhD, VP of laboratory operations at Berkeley HeartLab, a Celera subsidiary that provides cardiovascular disease management tools and services. Most recently, Wilson was senior director of genetic services at Sequenom. Celera is a disease management company.

Ihor Gussak, MD, PhD has been named VP and chief medical officer at NewCArdio (Santa Clara, California). Previously, Gussak was a senior executive at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. NewCardio is a diagnostic company focused on improving the 12-lead electrocardiogram.

Yfat Scialom has been named CEO of Pollogen (Tel Aviv, Israel). Scialom previously was VP of marketing and sales at UltraShape. Pollogen makes medical aesthetic equipment and solutions.