Roche Diagnostics appointed Tiffany P. Olson as head of North America for Roche Diagnostics, and president and CEO of Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Previously, Olson was responsible for leading global market development for the Roche Diagnostics Division of Basel, Switzerland. Her prior responsibilities at Roche Diagnostics include vice president of molecular diagnostics, with responsibilities for sales, marketing and support for Roche's molecular diagnostics products in the United States. She also was vice president of corporate accounts, and business development manager for Roche Diagnostics Corp. of Indianapolis.
"I am honored to accept this leadership role for Roche Diagnostics. I am looking forward to working with the people in the North American region, who I believe are the best and brightest in the diagnostics industry," says Olson. "We have many possibilities to explore, and we will continue our mission of innovating health information, which will result in transforming the way people are diagnosed and treated."
Prior to joining Roche in 1997, Olson was the owner of Resource Consulting Services, a health care market research and new venture project management business. She spent a number of years in leading positions with other health care providers.
Olson earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minn.
INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's board of directors elected Sen. Evan Bayh, Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and long-time Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra supporter Michael B. Maurer, former president and CEO of Wrecks Inc., as new members of the orchestra's board of trustees. Also, Sen. Richard Lugar was re-elected to serve as a member of the board of trustees.
DELTA FAUCET CO.
Vasken Altounian rejoined Delta Faucet Co.'s U.S. operations as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Altounian was president of Delta Faucet Canada.
In his new position, Altounian directs and manages all top-level sales and marketing strategies for Delta Faucet Co. and its stable of brands, including Peerless, Delta and Brizo. He oversees sales, brand marketing, advertising, marketing research, event marketing, Internet marketing, product management and new product development. Altounian also drives strategic process development.
THE COLLEGE NETWORK
Mike Capetanakis joined The College Network as vice president of marketing strategy and development. Capetanakis is responsible for all direct marketing for The College Network's businesses.
In 1998, Capetanakis led a management buyout of Compton's Encyclopedia from The Learning Co. He was president and publisher of Compton's for five years before selling the company to Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Prior to joining The College Network, Capetanakis held senior positions with The Tribune Co., Encyclopaedia Britannica and Grolier. He holds a master's degree and bachelor's degree from Long Island University.
Conseco Inc. promoted Mark E. Alberts to senior vice president, corporate actuarial. Alberts is responsible for corporate oversight of Conseco's actuarial operations, as well as the preparation and consolidation of actuarial data for regulatory filings, rating agencies and external auditors.
Also, Conseco Insurance, part of Conseco Inc., promoted Barry L. Staldine to vice president, information technology, and David J. Barra to chief financial officer.
Kelly Snider joined eGIX Inc. as a project manager. Snider reviews new orders with customers, maintains relationships with vendors and tracks orders. She has six years of technical experience and is a graduate of Indiana University - Bloomington.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ALLIANCE LLC
International Business Solutions Alliance LLC (IBSA), made key changes to its operations and management structure in response to its continued rapid growth and expansion.
Mark McKinney, former executive vice president, became CEO, with overall responsibility for assuring strategies and resources are in place for immediate and long-term growth of IBSA.
John Heybach, former vice president of national account sales, is now chief operating officer, with responsibility for day-to-day operations.
IBSA also relocated its headquarters from Bowling Green, Ky. to Indianapolis to provide a more central national location.
"These changes are a strategic response to our increased growth and will better position us to meet the needs of our growing national customer base and better serve our affiliates and suppliers," says McKinney.
"This shift also helps us build on our recent implementation of a regional management system to serve key national account clients. These are very exciting times for IBSA, and we are looking forward to continued success," says Heybach.