This month's people
Dr James McCalman has been appointed director of MBA programmes at Ashridge, one of Europe's leading business schools. He has previously run executive and part-time MBA programmes at Glasgow and Strathclyde and is currently a specialist in organisational behaviour at Brunel University and a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina. He is the co-author of Change Management: A Guide to Effective Implementation and other recent publications on issues ranging from high technology teams, through brands in management consultancies, to organisational politics. The Ashridge Executive MBA targets a more senior audience than the majority of MBA programmes. It promises a high-quality experience and applicable personal development. Ashridge is currently seeking Degree Awarding Powers which will support both the MBA and its MSc in Organisational Consulting.
Susan Puskas has been made vice-president of quality assurance, regulatory affairs and human resources for Minnesota-based Medtox Scientific, a provider of high-quality specialised laboratory and on-site/point-of-collection (POC) devices. Puskas joined Medtox in 1991 and was appointed director of quality & regulatory compliance for Medtox Laboratories in 1997. Her responsibilities have now been expanded to include QA/QC for Medtox diagnostics and human resources. With more than 25 years of clinical laboratory experience, including 21 years with managerial and supervisory responsibilities, Puskas oversees Medtox's quality assurance department and the regulatory affairs of the laboratory. Puskas received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology/chemistry from Youngstown State University in 1972, and is ASCP certified as a Medical Technologist and a specialist in Clinical Chemistry.
Murem Sharpehas been appointed senior vice-president of sales at Gevity HR, the leading human resource solutions provider. Sharpe has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Gevity HR, Sharpe founded and served as chief executive officer of B2BQuarterback LLC, an executive advisory services firm for high-growth technology companies. Previously, Sharpe served as chief marketing and business development officer of MSX International, which provided technology, business process and professional staffing services at more than 60 locations in 23 countries. She also served as senior vice-president and g