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Bio-Optronics, Inc. Selects Jeffrey Markin As VP And Chief Operations Officer And Appoints Maria Durkin As VP And Chief Business Officer 3.0



12/10/2013 12:56:37 PM

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Rochester, NY – December 9, 2013 – Bio-Optronics announced today that it has selected Jeffrey Markin, formerly of VirtualScopics Inc. and Eastman Kodak, to fill the role of Vice President and Chief Operations Officer effective immediately.

In the search for an additional member of its executive team, Bio-Optronics was looking for a candidate with broad operational and product-line management experience within the healthcare industry who could help with the company’s accelerating growth, while continuing to strengthen Bio-Optronics’ competitive advantage.

“We had a very clear idea of the qualities we were looking for in a new member of our executive team,” said Dan Kerpelman, Bio-Optronics’ President and CEO. “Jeff’s years at VirtualScopics and Kodak have given him the unique skills and experiences we felt were necessary, and we felt Jeff’s values were a good fit with our company culture. We are excited to have Jeff at Bio-Optronics and look forward to his contribution to our ongoing success.”

Following a long tenure at Eastman Kodak, where Markin held positions in manufacturing, R&D, product-line management, regional general management and divisional general management, including leading Kodak’s healthcare information technology, he served as the CEO of the Rochester-based imaging CRO, VirtualScopics, for seven years, where he guided the company through many years of substantial growth.

In conjunction with Markin’s appointment to the Bio-Optronics executive team, existing company Vice President Maria Durkin is appointed to the role of Chief Business Officer.

“Maria has been a lynchpin to Bio-Optronics’ phenomenal growth over the last five years. She began managing services and marketing and was later assigned the additional responsibility of managing sales, a role in which she’s excelled.” said Dan Kerpelman. “This change will redistribute executive responsibility between Maria and Jeff in a way that will increase our focus on pre- and post-sale customer care while liberating much needed executive capacity for product-line management as our portfolio expands.”

Markin is the first addition to the Bio-Optronics executive team since 2008. Over the past five years, Bio-Optronics has tripled in size, expanding every department within the organization. The addition of Markin to the executive team and the redistribution of responsibility between Markin and Durkin add valuable experience and focus that will allow Bio-Optronics to sustain its foothold as a leader in providing software and services to healthcare organizations around the world.

About Bio-Optronics

Bio-Optronics, Inc. is a leading healthcare software and service provider with over 28 years of industry experience working with over 1,800 industry organizations and producing a variety of products aimed at meeting the specific needs of healthcare organizations. Clinical Conductor Site CTMS, the market leading, site-specific trial management solution; Clinical Conductor Enterprise CTMS, is a leading-edge CTMS for organizations managing clinical trials at multiple sites; Momentum Physician and Staff Scheduler, the highly configurable, rule-based scheduling software that creates custom schedules for any hospital department, imaging center or specialty practice; Biopoint, the patient identification system that utilizes barcodes and patient information to ensure the proper synchronization of patients and treatment for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Bio-Optronics and its products are recognized for consistent, unparalleled service and having dedicated teams that continually ensure its products are constantly meeting and exceeding client and market needs.

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