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TBED People & Orgs

August 29, 2012

Tony Grindberg, executive director at the NDSU Research and Technology Park, has announced his resignation effective Sept. 30. He has accepted a position as the business unit manager for the Aerospace Business Unit of Appareo Systems, LLC. Appareo Systems is headquartered in the NDSU Research Park on the NDSU campus. Grindberg has been with the NDSU Research Park for the past 10 years.

Harold Bradley has retired from the Kauffman Foundation after serving as chief investment officer since 2007. Bradley's departure follows that of Bob Litan, Kauffman's vice president for research and policy, who joined Bloomberg Government in Washington as director of research earlier this month. Mary McLean, the foundation's managing director of investments, will take on day-to-day responsibilities tied to the supervision of the investment staff.

George Bald, New Hampshire's commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, is retiring effective Nov. 1.

Thomas Rainey has been named director of the new Bioinspire medical device focused incubator program in Peoria, AZ.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Robert Martin to serve as director of the Maine Technology Institute. Martin has held executive-level positions with businesses across the country, most recently as managing partner of Strategic Equity Partners LLC.

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