Ecron Acunova Founder Steps Down
Ecron Acunova, a CRO based out of Germany, India and the United States, appointed Antal Hajos managing director and CEO Europe, replacing ECRON founder and CEO Klaus Wiedey, who will serve as an advisor to the company. In his new role, Hajos will oversee all business, strategic and operational aspects of the European operations. Prior to joining Ecron Acunova last year, Hajos was director of global clinical operations with Altana Pharma and later CEO of Altana/Nycomed’s research and development center and Indian affiliate in Mumbai, India.
Other personnel news from the clinical trial industry:
UK-based Cmed appointed Stephanie Langouet as global head of biometrics, overseeing the CRO’s operations in data management and statistics/statistical programming. Langouet has experience in data management, clinical systems and process management, according to Cmed, and has worked for global biopharmaceutical and CRO companies in roles of increasing responsibility.
Health Decisions named Rich Podurgal chief human resources officer, responsible for managing all human resources and training functions at the Durham, N.C.-based CRO. Podurgal has more than 25 years of human resources, training, and performance and organizational development experience, including management positions at GlaxoSmithKline and Constella Group, and most recently co-ownership of Square Peg Consulting.