Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD, a scientific and business leader whose career incorporates academia, product innovation and economic development, has been named President of Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP) and Chief Innovation Officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He will join the Medical Center July 2, 2012.
“Eric will focus on the commercialization of research and innovation, along with the business development of PTRP, which is the area’s top regional economic project priority and one of the largest urban life science research parks in the country,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., chief executive officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “His unique background in academic science, large pharmaceutical and small startup companies, product design and commercialization, and government policy made him the ideal candidate to build on our successes.”
With the recent completion of the state-of-the-art Biotech Place, the Medical Center has 10 departments in the park. Other park tenants include approximately 40 companies, professions, firms and organizations that employ about 1,000 people. Read more.