• Patrick Sweeney has been named CFO of Agion Technologies (Wakefield, Massachusetts). Sweeney most recently led the restructuring of the U.S. operations of SGS Consumer Testing Services. Agion makes silver–based antimicrobial solutions.

Machiel Van Der Leest has been named COO of Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART; Paris). Most recently, Van Der Leest was director of R&D and regulatory affairs at Minvasys. ART makes bioresorbable peripheral and coronary polymer stents.

Martin Emerson has been named president/CEO of Galil Medical (Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania). Emerson most recently was president/CEO of American Medical Systems. Galil develops cryotherapy technology for the minimally invasive treatment of cancerous and non–cancerous tumors.

Mike Bouchard has been named VP of finance of Illumina (San Diego). Bouchard previously was VP of finance and accounting for Websense. Illumina makes life–science tools and systems for the large–scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function.

• Unibased Systems Architecture (USA; Chesterfield, Missouri) said that Barry Rundquist, founder and chairman, is retiring for personal reasons after 22 years of service with USA. Rundquist will remain on the board and retain his ownership position. Most recently at USA, Rundquist was executive VP for marketing and sales. In addition, USA reported the retirement of William Nicoll, senior account executive. USA provides open systems software applications and application development tools.

Miguel Jose Yacaman has been named to chair the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Yacaman was previously seven years at The University of Texas at Austin (UT–Austin). USTA said that Yacaman has received more than $8.1 million in grant funding over the past six years for nanotechnology research, has been cited more than 3,500 times and has authored more than 330 review papers or scientific book chapters. Prior to his work at UT–Austin, Yacaman directed the National Institute of Nuclear Research and served as deputy director for scientific research of Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology. UTSA serves more than 28,500 students in 64 bachelor's, 43 master's and 20 doctoral degree programs.