Morgan Stanley Investment Management has announced that Greg Finck is a managing director in the New York office. He will serve as portfolio manager and head of the securitized team for the firm’s global fixed-income platform.
Coca-Cola will base its largest bottling operation in Africa in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Starting in March 2015, Hüseyin Akin will step into his new role as CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and lead the strategic and integration planning of its establishment. The bottler, which plans to merge with SABMiller, Gutsche Family Investments, and the Coca-Cola Company, is expected to serve 12 countries in the southern and eastern regions of Africa.
Ian Cook, M.D., was named chief medical officer and senior vice president of NeuroSigma, Inc., a life-sciences company developing bioelectrical neuromodulation treatments for epilepsy, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury. He previously served as a consultant to the company for several years.
Jackie Ying has contributed to the development of a portable device that can detect common infectious viruses within two hours. Samples such as blood, saliva or tissue are inserted into a cartridge and analyzed by the easy-to-use kit, which is then connected to an Android device to learn whether a virus such as dengue is present. With the kit, results are accurately determined in a short time without need of a laboratory. This can lead to earlier treatment and help to prevent the spread of disea
John Kidd, senior vice president and CTO at Net App, has joined Infinio’s advisory board. Infinio is a provider of storage acceleration for virtualized data centers.
Jan Allebach, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, was named a 2014 fellow by the National Academy of Inventors.
Eli Harari will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President of the United States. As the founder of SanDisk Corporation, Harari will be honored for his innovations and contributions to flash memory storage solutions. Digital storage has had an impact on the evolving development of cameras, smart phones, USB drives, and other technological devices.
It was announced that Hafize Gaye Erkan has joined First Republic Bank as senior vice president, chief investment officer, and co-chief risk officer. Based in New York, Erkan will oversee the bank’s investment portfolio and direct the enterprise risk management function.
Karen Liu is now vice president of marketing at Kaiam Corporation, makers of hybrid photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology. In this position, she is responsible for the product roadmap and expansion of the product portfolio as the Newark, California, company grows and develops.
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation elected Macauley Whiting president of its board of trustees. Whiting served on the board in other trustee capacities prior to this appointment.
Subhash Khot, who earned a Ph.D. from Princeton’s Department of Computer Science in 2003, has won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded every four years for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences.
Gustavus Adolphus College announced that Rebecca Weiss Bergman will become its 17th president. She will have the distinction of being the first women to lead the college since its founding in 1862.
Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, was honored with a 2014 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award for advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce preparation.
Liquidity Services, Inc., a provider in the reverse supply chain with an online marketplace for business surplus, has appointed Beatriz Infante to its board of directors.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) presented Ben Zinn, the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair and Regents Professor at the School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, with its 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award.