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william canadyWilliam Canady, ’02, was named president and COO of Swagelok, Co., a Solon, Ohio-based developer of fluid system products and assemblies for industries including instrumentation, oil and gas, alternative fuels, and semiconductors.

eric catmanEric Chatman, ’86, has joined Housing Partnership Network as CFO. Chatman was previously president of The Chatman Group, LLC, a consulting and financial strategy firm. Housing Partnership Network is a trade organization of 100 affordable housing and community development nonprofits.

No PicEdward Moncreiffe, ’13 (EXP-18), was named Hong Kong CEO of HSBC Insurance. Moncreiffe has been the interim CEO and head of distribution head of insurance Hong Kong since the beginning of 2017. HSBC Insurance is an insurance company based in Hong Kong, and is part of the worldwide of HSBC Group.

ammar rizkiCook County, Illinois Board President Toni Periwinkle named Ammar Rizki, ’08, CFO of Cook County. Rizki has been acting CFO since June, and has managed an upgrade of the county’s financial administration system and devised a multiyear financial plan, hoping to limit the increase in county debt and pension obligation to a maximum of 2 percent a year.

hugh JohnstonMicrosoft appointed Hugh Johnston, ’87, to its board of directors and the board’s audit committee. Johnston is vice chairman and CFO of PepsiCo, which is based in Purchase, New York. Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington.

No PicJosekin Lam, ’07, was appointed as an independent non-executive director and  chairman of the remuneration committee, and member of the audit committee and nomination committee of Union Medical Healthcare Limited, an aesthetic medical service provider based in Hong Kong.

No PicRobert Rinek, ’77, was appointed to the board of directors of RxFunction, Inc, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based manufacturer of prosthesis. Rinek is currently a managing director in the Piper Jaffray merchant banking group and co-CEO of PJC Capital Partners LLC.

No PicExplORer Surgical, a Chicago-based startup improving workflow and management in operating rooms, announced that they’ve secured $3 million in Series A Financing. Immanuel Thangaraj, AB ’92, MBA ’93, will be joining the board of directors. Thangaraj is a managing director at Essex Woodlands.

No PicJohn Moten, ’97, was named vice president, investor relations at Tustin, California-based Foundation Building Materials, a distributor of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, and mechanical insulation. Moten was most recently president and chief investment officer of BYW Investment Advisors.

No PicBobby Sood, ’99, was named senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions of TricorBraun, a distributor of rigid packaging based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Sood joins TricorBraun from GCA Corp., an investment banking and mergers and acquisitions  business based in Tokyo.

mark van kirkMark Van Kirk, JD ’82, MBA ’82, was promoted to president of Compatriot Capital, a Dallas-based real estate investment firm. Van Kirk joined Compatriot in 2014.

No PicExplORer Surgical is a Chicago-based startup using a digital platform to help teams manage operating rooms. Jennifer Fried, ’15, is CEO and cofounder, and was part of the team that presented ExplORer Surgical and won 2nd place and $50,000 at the 2015 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge.

sam quinnSam Quinn, ’07, was named one of Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 of 2017, one of 40 honored for making a positive impact in their workplaces or communities in Greater Boston. Quinn is an executive director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, a commercial bank based in New York.

No PicChicago-based Lystr launched their product, a device that scans grocery items before users discard them and adds them to a grocery list on a companion app. Lystr participated in the 2015 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge. Kara Scanlin, ’15, is cofounder and CEO.

sarah whitmanSarah Whitman, ’09, previously head of Wayfair’s, was named vice president of ecommerce for Globoforce. Globoforce creates cloud-based social recognition software and is headquartered in both Framingham, Massachusetts and Dublin, Ireland.