• Draxis Health (Mississauga, Ontario) has made senior level organization changes designed to better reflect its core operating businesses in Montreal. Jean-Pierre Robert assumes the role of president of Draxis Specialty Pharmaceuticals (DSP). Previously Robert was president of Draximage, the division of DSP that produces and markets its own radiopharmaceutical products. In addition, the office of the president has been established at the corporate level and will include Martin Barkin, president/CEO of Draxis, together with Dan Brazier, COO. Draxis makes products in three categories: sterile products, non-sterile products and radiopharmaceuticals.

Jason Baker was named as managing director of Healthcare Growth Partners (Chicago). Previously, Baker was the head of corporate development for Cerner. Healthcare Growth Partners provide financial and transaction advisory services to small and mid-size companies in the healthcare technology industry.

Don Hardison has been named executive VP and COO ofLaboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp; Burlington, North Carolina), effective Sept. 4. Hardison most recently was president/CEO and director for Exact Sciences. LabCorp makes diagnostic technologies and genomic testing devices.

Linwood Staub was named global V.A.C. therapy president of Kinetic Concepts (KCI; San Antonio, Texas). Staub comes to KCI from Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division. KCI specializes in advanced wound care and therapeutic services.

Franz Humer, the chairman of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG (Basel, Switzerland) will step down next March and will be replaced by Severin Schwan, the head of its diagnostics division. Humer will remain chairman of the board. Schwan has been with the company for 14 years and was named last year to the head of the diagnostics division.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Chester Spatt, chief economist and director of the office of economic analysis (OEA), will leave the agency to return to academia at the end of July. Spatt will rejoin Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), where he serves as Mellon Bank professor of finance and director of the center for financial markets at the Tepper school of business.