Navigation Links
Cantrell Selected to Lead Kansas Bioscience Authority
Date:11/20/2012

OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority unanimously approved the naming of Duane Cantrell to serve as its president and CEO, KBA Board Chairman Dan Watkins announced today.

Cantrell is currently managing partner of Genus Consulting, LLC, a retail consulting firm.  Prior to that, he worked at Payless ShoeSource, Inc., for 26 years, serving as the company's president from 2001-04.

"Duane brings a wealth of executive experience to KBA's efforts to grow the Kansas bioscience economy.  He knows how to grow companies in tough competitive environments and has the skills and values which will serve our mission well," said Watkins.

"I am excited about the opportunity with the Kansas Bioscience Authority to contribute to the economic development of the state of Kansas, helping create and attract high growth bioscience companies and jobs.  Especially in a difficult economic climate, the KBA can play a key role building on a quality workforce, our educational institutions and our unique human and animal health corridors which make Kansas an obvious choice," said Cantrell.

Cantrell is chairman of the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees.  He also serves as chairman of the board of directors for Hiper Technology, a carbon fiber plastics manufacturer, and as chairman of the board for GTM Sportswear.

He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Kansas State University, and in 1997 graduated from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business' executive program.  He and his wife, Leslee, live in Topeka.

David Vranicar, who has been serving as president and CEO of the KBA since April 2011 will remain with the KBA in a key role continuing to advance its mission.  "David has provided great leadership to the KBA during a challenging period for our organization," said Watkins.

The Kansas Bioscience Authority was created by the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004 to advance the state's leadership in bioscience.  It focuses the development of opportunities in agriculture and bio-based products, animal health, bio energy and human health.

For more information, contact:
Justin LaBerge, APR
785.766.5688 (mobile) or justin@sturgesword.com

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Kansas Bioscience Authority
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. inVentiv Health Selected to Provide Sales Operations Support for Santarus
2. Webcor Builders Selected as the General Contractor for First Phase of LA BioMeds New Campus Master Plan
3. KGI Selected to Administer PSM Affiliation Process
4. Conflict of Interest Management System Selected by Via Christi Health
5. invivodata President Selected as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
6. Reno Efficient Sustainable Practices Selected to Provide Water and Energy Conservation Services To the County of San Diego
7. Companies Selected to Present at AdvaMed 2012 Announced
8. Kansas Bioscience Authority Announces FY11 Outcomes of $207 Million
9. Auditors Complete Kansas Bioscience Authority Forensic Audits
10. Netsmart Selects Overland Park, Kansas, for New Office
11. Heartland Plant Innovations Wins Kansas Bioscience Authority Funding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... ... With a presidential election in November and the future of U.S. healthcare ... 500 top healthcare leaders for a night and day of debates and discussions about ... of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, will be held February 18 – 19, ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Date ... S. Blumberg Institute at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County, 3805 Old ... Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) will hold an open house for participants to learn ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Clinovo , the cloud-based ... Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCaptureand its new Contract Research Organization (CRO) Partner ... Conference in San Mateo, California on February 10th and 11th. Watch 2-min ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... The American Academy of Thermology ... offering its 2016 AAT Member Certification Qualification Course for Technicians via a two part ... which will include a detailed review of hardware, software, and camera setup/operations, aligns with ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/28/2016)... (NASDAQ: SYNA ), a leading developer of human interface solutions, ... 2015. --> --> Net ... compared to the comparable quarter last year to $470.5 million. Net ... or $0.93 per diluted share. --> ... fiscal 2016 grew 9 percent over the prior year period to ...
(Date:1/22/2016)... Jan. 22, 2016 ... of the "Global Biometrics Market in ... offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p74whf/global_biometrics ) ... "Global Biometrics Market in Retail Sector 2016-2020" ... --> Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p74whf/global_biometrics ...
(Date:1/18/2016)... 2016  Extenua Inc., a pioneering developer of ... and access of ubiquitous on-premise and cloud storage, today ... Cyber.  ... C4ISR and Cyber initiatives in support of National ... technology solutions," said Steve Visconti , Extenua ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):