Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Biotech center will benefit with Doug Edgeton on board
It’s always good to see seasoned professionals land a new position where they can be all the more beneficial. That’s the case with Doug Edgeton, who has landed an executive position with the N.C. Biotechnology Center.
Edgeton, the former president of the Piedmont Triad Research Park, was instrumental in helping to build that park into the biotech foundation it has become. He had been the park’s president since 2007, a time in which he energetically led the park in growth and prestige. Although the park will continue to shine under new leader Eric Tomlinson, we hated to see Edgeton leave.
But we’re glad he’ll now be putting his considerable talents to use at the biotech center.
The center, a nonprofit financed by the legislature, seeks to help create jobs by supporting biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide. It’s based in Research Triangle Park, but has regional offices in Winston-Salem, Asheville, Greater Charlotte, Greenville and Wilmington.
Edgeton will be the senior vice president for financial planning and development. Norris Tolson, the head of the center, told the Journal’s Richard Craver that Edgeton’s job will include educating legislators about the importance of the economic impact of biotech. Tolson said Edgeton is “tailor-made to do the things we do here.”
Indeed. Edgeton should make the center shine in the same fashion that he made the Piedmont Triad Research Park shine. Edgeton should help ensure that biotech continues to help build our future. Read more.
Posted by Peggy Low at 8:10 AM