JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has appointed Vicki A. Barbur, Ph.D as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Barbur, who has more than 20 years of experience in research, development and manufacturing in the private sector, will be responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for CTC's scientific and technical capabilities.
"Dr. Barbur will help CTC continue to enhance its technical capabilities, identify new business opportunities and technology thrust areas, and help ensure the sustainability of CTC's technical reputation and leadership in the competitive landscape," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and Chief Executive Officer.
Sheehan added, "I believe that the level of interest in this position from across the nation is an indication of the respect our organization enjoys and speaks to the strength of CTC's technical reputation. We welcome Dr. Barbur and are confident that she will further invigorate our culture of innovation and creativity."
Barbur earned a Ph.D in physics from Imperial College, University of London, and a M.Sc. in applied statistics from the University of Oxford, both in the UK; an MBA in global executive leadership from Amos Tuck Business School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA; and a B.Sc. in physics from Imperial College, University of London.
Previously, Barbur served as Vice President of Research and Development for the medical segment at Cardinal Health, McGaw Park, IL. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, she served as Technology Director at Kodak for R &D efforts, focused on specialty products that included nanomaterials.
Barbur is successful in multiple disciplines and has a proven record of shaping and influencing overall technology strategy. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and holds three U.S. and one European patent based on her work associated with applying novel statistical principles to processing methodologies. Barbur is a member of the board of directors for INDA, the Association of Nonwovens Fabric Industry in the USA, and sits on the Sustainability 'Corporate Round Table' at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC's primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit http://www.ctc.com/.
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Source:Concurrent Technology Corp.