Executive announcements: Acusphere, Eclipsys, Fujifilm
Acusphere has hired Dennis Bucceri as senior vice president of Regulatory Affairs. The company is currently preparing for the regulatory evaluation stage of its lead product candidate, Imagify, a cardiovascular drug for screening of coronary artery disease, and evaluates development of other potential product candidates. Bucceri brings to Acusphere experience and leadership in support of regulatory affairs. He has been responsible for submitting and securing approval of over 35 NDAs (new drug applications) during his career.

Bucceri comes to Acusphere from Genzyme Corporation where he was vice president in charge of Regulatory Affairs for the Therapeutics Group for six years. His responsibilities covered broad regulatory supervision of submissions, manufacturing, marketing and drug registration. Prior to Genzyme, Bucceri served at Hoechst-Roussel for 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility including vice president, Regulatory Affairs.

Eclipsys Corporation announced that Bob Elson, MD, MS has been appointed as the company’s new chief medical officer. Elson will work with Eclipsys senior executives to set the company's long-term clinical strategy and short-term priorities, as well as assuming responsibility for executive-level and physician sales support. Most recently, Elson was the founder of Clinical Systems Design, LLC, a healthcare information technology consultancy specializing in clinician adoption, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), ePrescribing, and health information exchange. Elson’s academic background includes recently serving as the senior researcher in Clinical Informatics at the MetroHealth Center for Healthcare Policy and Research in Cleveland.

Former Eclipsys CMO, Diane Gilbert Bradley, MD, now serves as the company's chief quality and outcomes officer, focusing on helping customers track and improve care quality and other outcomes.  

Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has promoted two executives based in the company’s Stamford, Conn., headquarters.  Kazuhiro Hishinuma has been named vice president of Engineering and Steven Haberlein has been appointed vice president of Eastern Sales. Hishinuma began his career with Fuji Photo Film (now known as Fujifilm Corporation) in Tokyo in 1981 and has since held various positions of increasing management responsibility in the areas of engineering, marketing and operations. Most recently he held the position of director of engineering. In his new role, Hishinuma will assume responsibility for all software development efforts for imaging and information products, including Synapse, to meet the needs of customers both in the United States and globally.

Steven Haberlein, joined Fujifilm Medical Systems in November 2002 as northwest regional general manager. In March of 2006 he was promoted to executive director of Channel Sales and Operations, assuming responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies for the rapidly-growing private practice market and other valued channel outlets, as well as for managing Fujifilm’s key business relationships with partners including Siemens Medical Systems and Stryker Orthopedics. In his new rolen Haberlein will lead all field sales activities in the eastern half of the United States while continuing to oversee Channel and Sales Operations.

Chuck Lennon, president of TeamLogic IT—a nationwide network of IT maintenance and repair companies—is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hall as Director of Operations. Before joining TeamLogic IT, Hall held several high-level sales and marketing positions with technology-related companies and most recently was Director of Marketing for a software development company in Irvine, CA.
“As director of operations, Rich will play an integral role helping our business owners implement our four key operating systems: sales/marketing, financial, employee and technology management,” said Lennon. “Based on his strong educational and professional background, he is very well-suited to train, coach and motivate our business owners to implement our systems.”

Hall holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from California State University at Long Beach and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Hall joins an established management team and will be integral in the company’s continued domestic and international growth.

Global bio/pharmaceutical company Paralex International Corporation has appointed George Q. Mills, MD, to the position of vice president, Medical Imaging Consulting for Paralex-owned Perceptive Informatics. Mills has formerly served as division director of Medical Imaging and Hematology Products in the Office of Oncology Drug Products, part of the U.S. FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). In his new role he will advise bio/pharmaceutical clients on how to use medical imaging for strategic decision making and in support of regulatory submissions for their products. In his recent position as division director at the FDA, Mills was responsible for the review and approval of diagnostic and radiolabeled therapeutic drugs and biologics.