COO Moves this week include:
|Paragon Biosciences, LLC||First Mining Gold Corp.||Century 21 Real Estate LLC|
|Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.||Fiverr||PacWest Bancorp|
|Alpha 1 Marketing||The Gorman-Rupp Company|
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Paragon Biosciences, LLC [CHICAGO, IL] announced the appointment of James Robinson to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Robinson joins Paragon from Dublin-based Alkermes, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Robinson was President of Americas Operations at Tokyo–based Astellas Pharma. Prior to joining Astellas in 2005, Robinson served as an executive at the former Schering-Plough Corporation.
First Mining Gold Corp. [VANCOUVER, BC] (TSX: FF) announced the appointment of Ken Engquist as the Company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Engquist oversaw the development of a Preliminary Economic Assessment for Tinka Resources’ Ayawilca project and the feasibility engineering study for Arizona Mining’s Hermosa Zinc Project. Engquist’s prior roles include Vice President of Project Development for Nevsun Resources and roles with Oxygen Capital. Engquist will take over the role of Chief Operating Officer from Chris Osterman, who will be transitioning to lead the Company’s newly-formed Technical Advisory Committee. Osterman will remain a Director of the Company.
Century 21 Real Estate LLC [MADISON, NJ] a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. announced the appointment of Bryon Ellington to chief operating officer. Ellington previously served as senior vice president of the Learning Center of Excellence, Realogy’s integrated learning institute for its leading real estate franchise brands and NRT. Ellington spent nearly 15 years at Keller Williams where he served as chief operating officer for and as the company’s chief products officer.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. [HERCULES, CA] (NYSE: BIO) announced the appointment of Andrew Last as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently Last served as Chief Commercial Officer at Berkeley Lights, Inc. Prior to that Last was Chief Operating Officer at Intrexon Corporation. From 2010 to 2016 Last held senior roles at Affymetrix that included Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. His other past leadership roles included senior positions with Becton, Dickinson and Company; Applied Biosystems; Incyte Genomics; and Monsanto Company.
Fiverr [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Hila Klein as Chief Operating Officer. Klein has a strong background as a product and technology executive, having most recently served as a Senior Vice President, Head of Product Technologies Division at 888 Holdings.
PacWest Bancorp [LOS ANGELES, CA] (NASDAQ: PACW) announced that on April 12, 2019, Mark T. Yung was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PacWest Bancorp and Pacific Western Bank. Yung is co-founder and served as managing principal of OCV Management, LLC. Previously, Yung served as managing director of Orchard Capital Corp, a firm he joined in 2006. Prior to joining Orchard Capital, Yung served as a senior vice president in the Corporate Strategy and Merger and Acquisitions groups of Citigroup in New York and ABN AMRO. Prior to his corporate strategy roles, Yung served as an investment professional at JPMorgan Partners.
Alpha 1 Marketing [WHITE PLAINS, NY] an affiliate of Krasdale Foods Inc., announced that Gus Lebiak has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Lebiak joined the company over six years ago. Lebiak began his career working in-store at Mayfair Supermarkets before moving to the wholesale side of the business as a category manager at Twin County Grocers. From there, Lebiak assisted in the launch of Allegiance Retail Services, a supermarket cooperative, serving as director of grocery and then vice president of center store, before leaving to join Krasdale Foods as a vice president.
The Gorman-Rupp Company [MANSFIELD, OH] (NYSE: GRC) announced that it has promoted Scott A. King to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. King has been with Gorman-Rupp since 2004 and held various operational management roles, most recently serving as Vice President of Operations since March 2018.