• Hillenbrand Industries(Batesville, Indiana) reported that Frederick Rockwood, president and CEO, has retired from the company. Succeeding him on an interim basis is Rolf Classon, who presently serves as vice chairman of the Hillenbrand Board as an independent, non-executive director. Classon is the former president of Bayer Diagnostic, a division of Bayer HealthCare. Hillenbrand operates in two sectors: Hill-Rom, a manufacturer of hospital equipment; and Batesville Casket.

• Millipore (Billerica, Massachusetts) reported that Susan Vogt, president of the company’s BioPharmaceutical Division, will leave Millipore on May 27 to pursue other interests. Martin Madaus, Millipore’s CEO and chairman, will lead the division until a successor is named. Millipore operates in two segments related to healthcare: microelectronics and biopharmaceutical and research.

John Hinton has been named senior vice president of sales for Phoenix Health Systems (Montgomery Village, Maryland). Previously, he held the position of vice president, sales and marketing, for the Healthcare Solutions Group at Affiliated Computer Services. Phoenix provides information technology outsourcing, clinical and business services and IT consulting.

• Possis Medical (Minneapolis) reported that Jules Fisher has been appointed vice president of finance and chief financial officer and that Shawn McCarrey has been promoted to a new position as the company’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, as well as retaining sales responsibilities. Eapen Chacko has resigned as vice president and CFO and is leaving Possis for personal to pursue other interests. Fisher formerly served as chief financial officer for Minntech and has held senior financial positions with companies such as American Medical Systems, MedicalCV and U.S. Surgical. Possis manufactures devices for the cardiovascular and vascular treatment markets.