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Ex-VirtualScopics CEO Markin takes COO role at Bio-Optronics

Rochester Business Journal
December 11, 2013

Bio-Optronics Inc. has hired former VirtualScopics Inc. CEO Jeffrey Markin.

The health care software provider said Markin will serve as vice president and chief operations officer effective immediately, filling a position on its executive team.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

In conjunction with Markin’s appointment, Maria Durkin, Bio-Optronics’ vice president, has been appointed chief business officer. Kerpelman called her a lynchpin to the firm’s growth over the last five years.

“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,” he said.

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 company said. The company ranked No.44 on the 2013 Rochester Top 100 list of fastest-growing private companies.

This is not the first time Markin has worked with Kerpelman, who previously ran Eastman Kodak Co.’s former health group. Markin led that group’s health care information technology area before joining VirtualScopics, a company he left in late October, where Kerpelman is a director.

(c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.

 





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