Scott Garrett has been named CEO of Beckman Coulter (Fullerton, California), effective Feb. 21. Garrett, currently president and chief operating officer, succeeds retiring CEO John Wareham, who continues as chairman until the company's annual shareholders meeting on April 7. Garrett also was elected a director. Beckman Coulter is a leading maker of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes.

David Harkham will resign as CEO of Vencor International (Beverly Hills, California), effective Feb. 1. Harkham is resigning to take care of family and personal matters. Todd Davis has been named Vencor's new president and CEO. Davis has 15 years of experience in the investment banking industry and working with companies in the fields of biotechnology, advanced medical technology and solution applications and medical product distribution. Vencor markets at-home diagnostic products to consumers in the U.S. via the Internet and infectious disease rapid tests to healthcare professionals in emerging healthcare markets.

Gregory Furness has resigned as CFO of Vital Images (Minneapolis), effective Feb. 8. Vital Images has engaged Michael Carrel of Technology Solutions Co. (Chicago) as interim CFO. Carrel is a senior vice president with the IT consulting firm. Most recently, Carrel served as president, CEO and CFO of Zamba. Vital Images provided visualization software for use in disease screening applications, clinical diagnosis and therapy planning.

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