Business briefs: Esprix Technologies names COO

September 5, 2013 

SARASOTA -- Cary A. Veith has been chosen as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Esprix Technologies.

Veith has a broad background in various chemical industries, including imaging, specialty chemicals, electronics and polymers. He has worked in research and development, engineering, business development, marketing/sales and general management positions during a 20-plus year career in large multinationals and entrepreneurial startups. He has a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT and a MBA from the University of Chicago. Esprix welcomes Veith to the team and looks forward to his leadership and contributions.

Philip Nace has been president and chief executive officer since founding the company in 1993.

"Esprix has demonstrated resilience and creative growth," Nace said, "however, with the addition of Dr. Veith, we will now move full steam ahead into further development of our performance chemistries as well as new industries."

Esprix provides state-of-the-art technology and specialty products to companies and businesses around the world. The company built a pilot toner facility, developed its own formulas and applied for its own patents. Esprix now has business lines in digital imaging, toner technologies, metal CAB, and surface treatments for microelectronics and pharmaceuticals.

Sarasota veterinary practice adds specialist

SARASOTA -- Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota LLC has hired Dawn Martin, a board certified internal medicine specialist.

Martin is skilled in endoscopy and ultrasound and has particular interest in nephrology, endocrinology, and diseases of the immune system and liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, according to Dr. Anne Chauvet, a veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon and founder of the veterinary practice. For the past six years, Martin has practiced as an internal medicine specialist with the multispecialty Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre in Toronto.

She has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Martin completed a rotating internship and internal medicine residency at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, where she also earned a doctorate in veterinary science. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

FTC settles complaint over security cameras

WASHINGTON -- The government is settling with the marketer of Internet-connected home security cameras after feeds from consumers' homes -- video from baby mon

itors and home security systems -- were posted online for public view. The Federal Trade Commission says lax security practices led to the breach by California-based TRENDnet. The commission says the private lives of hundreds of consumers -- video of babies sleeping in cribs, young children playing, and adults going about their daily routines -- went public in January 2012. The FTC says a hacker exploited a security flaw in the company's software and posted links of video feeds to nearly 700 cameras. The settlement prohibits TRENDnet from misrepresenting the security of its cameras and requires the company to design a better security program.

-- Herald staff and wire reports

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