William Appling was promoted to senior VP of research and development of AngioDynamics (Queensbury, New York). Appling was formerly VP of research. AngioDynamics makes products used by interventional radiologists and surgeons for the minimally invasive treatment of cancer and peripheral vascular disease.

Alan Levy was named a venture partner in Frazier Healthcare Ventures (Seattle). Most recently, Levy was the founder, president/CEO of Northstar Neuroscience. Frazier Healthcare Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in industrial, technical, clinical, and regulatory companies.

Scott Verner was named VP of sales and marketing of Home Diagnostics (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Previously Verner was VP of sales and corporate VP for EyeTel Imaging. Home Diagnostics makes diabetes testing supplies.

• Pathway Medical (Redmond, Washington) reported that it has hired John Yaholkovsky as its new VP of manufacturing. Yaholkovsky was previously senior director of operations for Applied Precision. Pathway Medical makes devices to treat arterial disease.

• Reflect Scientific (Orem, Utah) said it has retained the services of Juan Benitez as a consultant to assist in managing its liquid nitrogen-based "Green Cooling Technology." Benitez previously served as president, COO and director of Micron Technology. Reflect Scientific makes scientific equipment and related supplies.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington) reported that James Overdahl has been named SEC chief economist and will lead the commission's office of economic analysis. Overdahl has served as chief economist of the commodity futures trading commission since 2002.

William Osgood was named CEO and a member of the board of directors of ThermoGenesis (Rancho Cordova, California). Osgood has served as the company's president/COO since April 2007. ThermoGenesis makes product platforms that enable the processing and cryopreservation of stem cells for regenerative medicine and processing of protein gels for surgical wound care.