Compton zmedicaWALINGFORD: Z-Medica, LLC, a developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, best known as Quik-Clot, appointed healthcare industry veteran Eric Compton as President and Chief Executive Officer effective. According to the company outgoing CEO Stephen J. Fanning is stepping down to pursue a new career opportunity that will allow him to be closer to his family and home on the West Coast. Fanning will continue to serve as a member of the Z-Medica Board.

“We are incredibly excited by Eric’s appointment to Z-Medica. His deep healthcare experience, strong leadership skills and passion for growth will continue to drive Z-Medica to even greater success said Z-Medica Board Chairman and Linden Operating Partner, Ernest Waaser.

CarolynWelchGROTON: Chelsea Groton Bank’s Carolyn Welch has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager. Welch will lead the bank’s commercial lending team.

“In Carolyn’s relatively short time with Chelsea Groton Bank, she has performed extremely well, developing new business for the Bank in the greater Hartford and New Haven counties, as well as in New London County,” said Tony Joyce, Executive Vice President, Senior Loan Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank. “She will now be in a position to help others on the Commercial team to aggregate business relationships in a similar way. Her prior experience as a Commercial Lending team leader will serve her well in this new capacity.”

stanleyHARTFORD: Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and Techstars are taking applications period for the Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator.

Stanley Black & Decker and Techstars a manager of startup accelerators created a three-year partnership and the launch of the Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator in Hartford. The “mentorship-driven, entrepreneurial accelerator program will select 10 startups in the additive manufacturing space to participate in its first year.

The Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator will focus on additive manufacturing, which includes technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material. The materials range from plastics and metals to concrete, among others. The technologies may include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, direct digital manufacturing, layered manufacturing and additive fabrication

katsmanHAMDEN: Elina Katsman has joined the Press/Cuozzo Realtors “commercial services team.”.

Katsman was born in the USSR, and grew up in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she worked as a marketing professional, leading accounts of the largest national and international companies. In 2013 she moved to the US and settled in Hamden, speaks Russian, Hebrew, and English.

Katsman holds a B.A in communications & business from the Israeli College of Management and has 10 years of experience in marketing communication. Her professional career started with a public relations firm specializing in real estate, then continued to include small start-ups, B2B customers, and large multinationals.

calabroNEW HAVEN: The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has appointed Gina Calabro to Executive Director. AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Its membership of over 1,300 is comprised of architects, professionals working towards licensure, architectural students, and professionals in affiliated fields.

Calabro's has more than 25 years of executive planning, administration, communications, and marketing experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. Calabro was the CEO at the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County and prior to that was the Director of Membership and Marketing for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

elliadNEW HAVEN: Woodbridge International, a middle-market global mergers and acquisition firm, has hired Elliad Dagan as Business Development Executive.

Elliad will be responsible for developing new business opportunities domestically and internationally, as well as executing marketing strategies that drive growth.

“We’re happy to have Elliad on board,” said Robert M. Koenig, president of Woodbridge International. “His background is perfectly matched to our strategic imperative to align the Woodbridge brand with innovation and growth.”