Kruzelock fills the opening created by the departure of
Kruzelock will move to
"I am honored to lead the West Virginia Regional Technology Park and look forward to working with our community to bring innovative new companies to the region," Kruzelock said in a press release.
As executive director and CEO, Kruzelock will oversee all day-to-day operations at the 258-acre multi-tenant research, education, and technology park.
The commission voted earlier this month to begin negotiations with Kruzelock after he earned the endorsement of the
According to his resume, Kruzelock has an extensive background in biotechnology research and development.
After graduating with bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from
He has worked as a scientific advisor for the
As part of his previous jobs, Kruzelock was responsible for raising money for research and development projects. According to the commission news release, Kruzelock has raised more than
When the commission began advertising for a new director in April, Hill said the
In a statement released Wednesday, Hill said Kruzelock's hiring marks an important milestone for the park.
"We're pleased to welcome Dr. Kruzelock at a time of exciting progress and promise," Hill said.
He said the park has transformed physically in recent years, with new building construction and renovation. He said the commission was now looking for "intuitive leadership" to fill those buildings with new businesses and investments.
"Dr. Kruzelock brings the right blend of scientific and business experience to bring our vision for the park -- as a hub of education, research and development and an economic driver for the region and state -- a reality," Hill said.
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