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Jerry Buckley
Jerry Buckley
Posted: June 12, 2012

Intact Vascular L.L.C., a privately held medical-device company in Wayne, has hired Scott Kraus as vice president of sales and marketing. Kraus had been vice president of sales with Cardiovascular Systems Inc.


Christopher Kwon was hired as a senior financial professional at Firstrust Financial Resources, Philadelphia. He was a financial professional at First Investors Corp.

CMF Associates, a Philadelphia financial and operations consultant, hired Gina Giannascoli as a recruiting associate, executive search and recruiting. She was an associate in the Philadelphia audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Christopher M. Walsh was hired as manager at Heffler Claims Administration, Philadelphia. He had been senior project manager at Garden City Group.

The Pennsylvania SPCA hired Jerry Buckley as its chief executive officer. He had been senior vice president of public affairs for Campbell Soup and chairman of the Campbell Soup Foundation.

Conigent, a Haddonfield-based technology-consulting company, hired Brian Crozier as vice president of sales. He had been customer account manager at Innovative Development L.L.C. in Fountainville.

Just Born Inc., the privately owned Bethlehem company founded in 1923 that makes candies including Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, promoted Matthew Pye to vice president of trade relations and corporate affairs. He had been vice president of marketing.

Shire P.L.C., the Chesterbrook specialty biopharmaceutical company, hired Leslie Waltke as global vice president of human resources for HR Operations. Waltke had been global vice president for HR service delivery at SAP.

Rene J. Alvarez Jr. was hired as vice chief of cardiology and medical director of the Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program and professor of medicine and assistant dean for minority faculty at Temple University School of Medicine. Alvarez was the director of the Heart Failure Outreach Network at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Theorem Clinical Research, a King of Prussia contract research organization that provides core clinical research and development services, hired Brian Mooney as senior vice president of global clinical development. He had been senior vice president of project services Pharmaceutical Research Associates International.

Patricia Bland was named executive director of corporate development. She had been the managing principal for d&d strategic solutions, Collegeville.

Secant Medical L.L.C., a Perkasie developer, designer and maker of custom-developed biomedical textile structures for medical devices, named Peter Gabriele director, emerging technology. He had been technical director at ARmark Authentication Technologies L.L.C. and will continue as project director of conservation for the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a unit of the National Institutes of Health.

ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc., a Fort Washington clinical research organization that provides Phase 1-4 clinical development services to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, named Alan Morgan chief operating officer. He had been group president for clinical research services at ICON P.L.C.

Met-Pro Corp., a Harleysville maker of pollution-control and other environmental equipment, elected Neal E. Murphy vice president-finance, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. He most recently was vice president, chief financial officer at Northern Tier Energy and had been vice president, chief financial officer at Sunoco Logistics Partners.

PJM Interconnection L.L.C., the electrical-grid operator based in Valley Forge, hired Ian McLeod as chief communications officer. He had been manager of executive communications at the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Maven Communications, a Philadelphia strategic public relations and communications agency, hired Meghan McGarrigle as assistant account executive. She had been an intern at the Please Touch Museum.

The Philadelphia law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, L.L.P., hired Sarah L. Bentzel as business development senior coordinator. Bentzel had been a member relations specialist at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania, the Souderton parent company of Univest Bank & Trust Co., promoted Kristen Dougherty to senior vice president and benefit sales manager for Univest Insurance Inc. She had been a vice president and senior benefits consultant. Edward E. Sharples was hired as senior vice president and commercial lines sales manager for Univest Insurance, Inc. He had been territory manager at Liberty Mutual.

Beneficial Bank, Philadelphia, promoted Martin Gallagher to executive vice president, chief credit officer from senior vice president, chief credit officer.

Robert Maines was promoted to executive vice president, director of operations from senior vice president, chief risk officer.

Joanne Ryder was promoted to executive vice president, brand and strategy and human resources from senior vice president, brand and strategy.

Joseph Robinson was named president of Beneficial Advisors. He will retain his responsibilities as president of Beneficial Insurance Services L.L.C.

In additional, James Tyrrell was hired as senior vice president, commercial lending. He had been Citizens Bank's sales performance executive for its New England, Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions.

Aqua America Inc., the Bryn Mawr water and wastewater utility holding company, said it had appointed Christopher P. Luning senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, replacing Roy Stahl, chief administrative officer, general counsel and secretary, who is retiring after a 30-year career. Luning had been vice president, corporate development.

William B. Davis was named vice president, corporate development. He had been president of Aqua New Jersey.

 — Mike Zebe

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