CIBOR names permanent CEO

WICHITA — A permanent chief executive has been named for the National Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Research.

Richard Sullivan will assume the top post of the organization initially funded by the Kansas Bioscience Authority. It is a partnership between Via Christi Health and Wichita State University.

Sullivan most recently was CEO of the Canadian firm Interface Biologics. The graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison has 20 years' experience as a senior executive and has led four major startup firms in the life sciences industry.

He replaces John Moore, former Cessna executive and lieutenant governor, who has served as interim CEO since last August.

Sullivan begins his new job Monday.