On the Street - April 20, 2012Eye Associates of Alexandria will be moving into its new facility and opening on Tuesday, May 1.
• Eye Associates of Alexandria will be moving into its new facility and opening on Tuesday, May 1.
Its new office is located at 1610 Broadway, just across from Douglas County Hospital.
• Douglas Scientific, a provider of Array Tape for high throughput applications in bioscience laboratories, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Vincze to sales director, emerging markets. In his new position, Vincze will be supporting the business development efforts of the company as he helps build new applications and markets for the company’s patented Array Tape platform.
Vincze brings valuable hands-on sales and technical experience from liquid-handling company Hamilton Robotics, where he was most recently director of the BioPharma Division. Prior to Hamilton, he worked with Sierra Sciences of Reno, Nevada in the Drug Discovery Group. In addition to two U.S. Patents, he holds a PhD in biomedical engineering, as well as a BS in pre-health dciences from the University of Nevada.
James Konynenbelt was recently hired at Douglas Scientific to serve as an engineering manager to oversee key laboratory innovation initiatives. In his new role, Konynenbelt will direct the engineering activities to develop laboratory applications and instrumentation for customers worldwide.
Konynenbelt has 20 years of leadership and project management experience. Most recently, he worked at ShoreMaster, a Minnesota company, where he managed U.S. and international marina development projects. Prior to that, he was a senior mechanical engineer at Otter Tail Energy and a process engineer at Micron Electronics and Imation.
Konynenbelt obtained his mechanical engineering degree from Montana State University.
Joe Salo has been hired as the company’s new vice president of engineering. Salo will be responsible for managing the engineering team that designs and develops the company’s laboratory automation platform.
Salo has more than 20 years of development and management experience. He joins Douglas Scientific from his most recent positions as product cell director and director of engineering at Douglas Machine Inc. While there, Salo led engineering teams in the development of highly automated packaging equipment. He managed applications, production, engineering, assembly and after market services, and was responsible for launching several products.
Salo’s academic background includes civil engineering at North Dakota State University; automated systems maintenance at Eveleth Community College; and he is completing a business administration degree at Southwest Minnesota State University.