Jeff Timbrook has been named the new CEO of Acuo Technologies (St. Paul, Minnesota). Timbrook has served as Acuo’s executive vice president of sales and marketing and succeeds Gary Haycox, who has left the company to pursue other business ventures. Acuo was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative asset management solution for medical DICOM images residing in a picture archiving and communications system.

Brenda Becker will be appointed senior vice president of global governmental affairs for Boston Scientific (Natick, Massachusetts). She plans to join the company in January.

Daryl Faulkner will become president/CEO of Digene (Gaithersburg, Maryland) effective Dec. 11. He also will join the company’s board of directors. Previously, Faulkner served for 15 years in a variety of roles at Abbott Laboratories. Digene makes DNA and RNA testing systems for the screening, monitoring and diagnosis of human diseases, with a focus on women’s cancers and infectious diseases.

Mary Beth Richards will join the Federal Trade Commission as deputy director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection on Nov. 27. Currently she serves as deputy bureau chief and chief of staff in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.

Michele Migliuolo, PhD, has been added to the management team at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG; Pittsburgh). Previously, Migliuolo worked briefly with the PLSG as an executive associate. The PLSG is a public/private partnership, founded by the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, UPMC Health System, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its regional foundation community. PLSG invests in and supports the growth of regional life sciences companies in the areas of bioinformatics, bionanotechnology, diagnostics, medical devices, medical robotics, therapeutics, and tools and services.