Raleigh diagnostics company LipoScience has hired as chief medical officer a scientist who worked for the company in the same job from 1999 to 2005.
William Cromwell is returning to LipoScience from the Lipoprotein and Metabolic Disorders Institute, which he founded in Raleigh in 1998. LipoScience described Cromwell as "an internationally recognized expert in the management of lipid and lipoprotein disorders."
Cromwell, who started back at LipoScience on Friday, replaces Robert Honigberg, who is scheduled to depart on Sept. 17 after two years with the company. Honigberg is the second high-ranking executive to leave LipoScience, following the departure of CEO Richard Brajer in August.
LipoScience, in the midst of a CEO search, is being headed by interim CEO Bob Greczyn, formerly top executive at the state's biggest insurance company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.