Steve Sommer has joined Advanced Technology Ventures (Palo Alto, California) as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Sommer was most recently president and CEO of Airprism, a private software company that was acquired in 2004. Advanced Technology Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in information technology and healthcare companies.

Edward Wright has joined SunTech Medical (Morrisville, North Carolina) as vice president of marketing. Most recently, Wright was vice president and general manager of blood pressure products for Welch Allyn. SunTech Medical makes motion-tolerant non-invasive blood pressure monitoring products and technology.

Bruce Barclay has been named president and CEO of SurModics (Eden Prairie, Minnesota), effective July 1. Dale Olseth will step down as CEO but remain on the board of directors, assuming the role of executive chairman. Barclay joined SurModics in December 2003 as president and chief operating officer, with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. SurModics is a provider of surface modification and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry.

Sherree Lucas has been named vice president of marketing for Thermage (Hayward, California), which makes non-invasive treatments to tighten and contour skin. Prior to joining Thermage, Lucas was marketing director of Ocular Sciences.