Person: Jac van Beek

Carl Roy

Carl Roy has been appointed president and CEO of bioLytical Laboratories, a Vancouver-based developer of rapid HIV diagnostic products. Roy comes to bioLytical from Perceptronix Medical Inc, where he helped shift the company’s strategic focus from R&D to product commercialization in less than one year. He is also former president and CEO of Providence Health…

Francoise Gavin

Francoise Gavin has been appointed a partner and chief financial officer of MSBI Capital Inc, a seed and early-stage venture capital fund started with $11 million from Valorisation-Recherche Québec (R$, September 28/04). Gavin comes to MSBI from Solidarity Fund QFL where he managed its $250-million external technology fund portfolio. He has also held senior positions…

Dr Richard Simon

Dr Richard Simon has been appointed president and CEO of Silk Displays, a Montreal-based developer of technology for embedded intelligence in flexible plastics. The high-tech veteran has held several key positions including chairman and CEO of Displaytech, Colorado. Silk Displays is planning a series ‘A’ financing this September….

Sylvain Cofsky 2007

Sylvain Cofsky has been appointed interim CEO of NanoQuebec, replacing Robert Nault while the board of directors undertakes a recruitment process to secure a permanent replacement. Cofsky is NanoQuebec’s director of regional and industrial development. He will lead the management team in implementing its action plan built around targeted industrial sectors and help to match…

Dr Arlene Yee

Dr Arlene Yee has been appointed director of technology partnerships within the corporate ventures group at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in Toronto. Yee will be responsible for overseeing the group’s activities for the dissemination, exchange and uptake of scientific, clinical and operational technologies at the hospital. Prior to joining HSC, she was industrial…

Dr Pierre Meulien

Dr Pierre Meulien has been appointed chief scientific officer of Genome British Columbia, replacing Dr Don Riddle. Meulien was recently chief executive of the Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre, which linked the scientific and translational research capacity of Irish universities and teaching hospitals. Meulien is a veteran research manager with prior experience at Aventis Pasteur in…

Jac van Beek

Jac van Beek has been appointed VP programs and planning at the Canada Foundation for Innovation, filling a management vacancy created with the departure of Carmen Charette in 2006. van Beek brings to the CFI more than 20 years experience in strategic and business planning, organizational development and program evaluation. He comes to the CFI…