Kevin King has been named president of the life sciences business and executive vice president of Affymetrix (Santa Clara, California). King previously served as president and CEO of Thomson Healthcare, the healthcare and pharmaceutical information services division of Thomson Corporation. Affymetrix says that its GeneChip® technology has become the industry standard in molecular biology research.

Richard Scott has been named VP of worldwide marketing for Sonic Innovations (Salt Lake City, Utah). Scott formerly held a similar position at Advanced Medical Optics. Sonic Innovations manufactures digital hearing aids.

• Strategic Diagnostics (Newark, Delaware) reported that its CFO, Anthony Simonetta, will resign effective Jan. 5 to pursue other opportunities. The company said it would immediately initiate a search for a new CFO. Strategic Diagnostics manufactures biotechnology-based detection solutions across multiple industrial and human health markets

• Zila (Phoenix) reported that Andrew Stevens has resigned as CFO of the company. Diane Klein, Zila’s VP and treasurer, has been named interim CFO. Zila is a cancer diagnostic company focused on oral cancer.