James Glover, senior vice president and CFO of Beckman Coulter (Fullerton, California), will retire from the company effective June 30 after 23 years of service. Beckman Coulter is a manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes.

R. Steven Hicks has been appointed chairman of the board of HealthTronics (Austin, Texas). Hicks has served as a director since December 2002. He also is chairman of Capstar Partners, a private investment company. HealthTronics provides healthcare services primarily to the urology community and manufactures medical devices. The company also manufactures specialty vehicles used for the transport of high-technology medical devices, broadcast and communications equipment and the homeland security market place.

• HumanWare (Christchurch, New Zealand), a provider of information access products for blind, visually impaired and learning disabled customers, appointed Dr. Richard Mander as its new CEO following the death of Dr. Russell Smith and his wife Marian in a plane crash last August. Gilles Pepin has been acting CEO of the group since the death of Smith, and will return to his CEO role of HumanWare Canada. Mander, who has worked for Apple Computer in the U.S. and has served as an international consultant for technology companies, was appointed chief technology officer of Navman in New Zealand in 2004.

Mark Lerner has been named CFO of Nephros (New York). Lerner has served as a consultant to Pipeline Data since September 2003. Prior to that, he was CFO and vice president, finance and development for Boardroom. Nephros develops products designed to improve the quality of life for the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient. Nephros also markets filtration products complementary to its core ESRD therapy business.

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