Leean Kravitz was elected Chairman of the Board for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. for 2014. Joining Kravitz (Public Affairs Director, Fidelity Investments) as elected officers of AED are Chairman-Elect Ray Smith (Klinger Constructors, LLC), Treasurer Liz Shipley (Intel Corporation) and Secretary Michael Lawrence (Bank of America/Merrill Lynch). Steve Maestas (NAI Maestas & Ward) was chairman of AED for 2013.
Sean McCracken's video game applications for Epson's Moverio wearable device have garnered major attention by the media at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas including coverage by the Today show. Sean is one of the first developers to produce a video game for Google Glass.
The Atlantic has ranked Albuquerque among the top destinations for millennials looking to build a future.
Albuquerque-based ZTEC Instruments has been acquired by LitePoint, a subsidiary of Teradyne ($1.6 billion tech firm). ZTEC, which designs and manufactures electronics testing equipment, plans to double in size and expand its footprint in Albuquerque.
Prime Therapeutics, a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), will be hiring 40 new pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and supervisors who will be responsible for member counseling and outreach on medications received through PrimeMail, Prime’s home-delivery pharmacy. An additional 40 pharmacists and technicians will also be hired to process prescriptions for Prime’s members.