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Robin Slatter
Robin Slatter
Posted: October 08, 2013

Philadelphia executive-search firm Diversified Search L.L.C., said Dale E. Jones has been named president and a member of the executive committee. He had been vice chairman and partner of the CEO and board practice in the Americas at rival search firm Heidrick and Struggles. Jones will serve as one of the key market-facing leaders in advancing the CEO practice and board of directors practice at the firm. He will work out of both the Washington and Philadelphia offices. Gordon Hawthorne, who previously was president, will assume the role of vice chairman and continue his role as health-care practice leader.

FMC Professional Solutions, a division of FMC Corp., Philadelphia, hired Robin Slatter as director of product development. Slatter will oversee the development of new products for U.S. non-crop markets, which include the pest, turf management, and nursery/greenhouse industries, both professional and consumer segments. He had been managing director of the environmental science division at Valent BioSciences.

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P., Philadelphia, hired Dawn M. Tancredi as a partner in the firm's business and finance departments. Tancredi was a shareholder at Mattioni Ltd., Philadelphia.

Dennis M. Wint, president and chief executive officer of the Franklin Institute, will join the faculty of the museum-leadership graduate-degree program launching this fall in Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Wint is internationally known for his museum-management expertise.

Scribewise, a Philadelphia-based content-marketing and public-relations agency, hired Bryan Evans as vice president of outreach. He had been director of policy communications for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

TD Bank, Philadelphia, promoted Stephanie N. Spencer to sales and service manager at its City Avenue branch. She had been assistant manager.

Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., Philadelphia, has hired Richard W.S. Simons, Chad Bolen, and Suhail Chandy as research analysts. Simons had been a portfolio manager and analyst at Turner Investments. Bolen had been a senior equity research associate at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg. Chandy had been a vice president at Adelante Capital Management.

Holy Redeemer Health System, Meadowbrook, has named Henry Unger vice president and medical director for health-care delivery, responsible for overall medical administration of Holy Redeemer Hospital and Holy Redeemer Physician and Ambulatory Services. He is an adjunct professor at Arcadia University.

Acentech Inc., a Trevose acoustics, audiovisual-systems design, and vibration-consulting firm, hired Michelle Westgate as marketing and business-development specialist. She had been a business-development and marketing manager at VJ Associates in Hicksville, N.Y.

Grant Thornton L.L.P. admitted Mark Rems as tax partner and Jason Sandberg as professional standards partner, and promoted Brian Browne to business advisory services managing director in the firm's Philadelphia office.

TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, a privately held Malvern biopharmaceutical company developing drugs for the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies, announced its new senior executive-leadership team:   

   J. Kevin Buchi is president and chief executive officer. He had been corporate vice president, global branded products, at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and CEO of Cephalon Inc., acquired by Teva in October 2011.

   Pete A. Meyers is chief financial officer. He had been managing director, co-head of global health-care investment banking, at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

    Lesley Russell is chief operating officer. She had been senior vice president and global head, research and development, global branded products, for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

    John M. Gill, the departing president, CEO and cofounder of TetraLogic, will continue to serve on the company's board of directors.

Grant Thornton L.L.P. has named audit partner Brian Page, of the not-for-profit practice in the firm's Philadelphia office. He most recently led the NFP practice in the firm's Boston office.

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger named Laura Wall executive director. She had been executive director at the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance.

Firstrust Bank, Conshohocken, promoted Michael B. Dinda, executive vice president and director of commercial banking, to the position of chief lending officer.

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, appointed Ed Carolan president, U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett senior vice president and general manager, Away from Home, and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president, Campbell North America.

   Carolan will assume responsibility for Campbell's U.S. soup, sauces, and beverages business. He had been vice president and general manager, soup and simple meals, for Campbell North America. Hassett, who will assume responsibility for leading Campbell's North America food-service business and its retail fresh soups and sauces business, had been senior vice president, sales, Campbell North America. - Mike Zebe

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