Deals and Moves April 4

NJBIZ STAFF//April 4, 2011//

Deals and Moves April 4

NJBIZ STAFF//April 4, 2011//

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Quest finishes acquisition; Western Union partners with Edison firm; Pharma companies name new CEOs.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., in Parsippany, announced today that John P. Gargiulo has been appointed President and CEO of the company. Gargiulo succeeds Joseph P. Pieroni who is retiring.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Athena Diagnostics, an esoteric laboratory specializing in genetic testing for neurological disorders, from Thermo Fisher Scientific Athena Diagnostics will continue to operate under its own name as an independent business within the Madison-based Quest Diagnostics.

Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced that it has named Dr. John Keller as President and Chief Executive Officer. Keller succeeds Dr. Sapan Shah, who has made a decision to leave the Florham Park-based Company.

Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, announced today that Marc Solda will join Axion in New Providence as its new Executive Vice President.

3i Infotech, a global information technology and business process outsourcing company in Edison, and The Western Union Company today announced the availability of joint electronic billing and payment solutions to clients of both companies. The goal is to further optimize client revenue chains through improved efficiency, simplicity and cost controls.

Harry T. Osborne, A.I.A., was recently named a senior associate at Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm. He is based in the firm’s South Plainfield office.

Tobira Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Manalapan that develops treatments for the HIV infection, announced the appointment of Andrew Hindman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Frank Wyckoff, President & CEO of Eatontown’s The Wyckoff Group – Snelling Staffing, was recently named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.