CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced the appointment of Jay Blackington as Vice President, Head of Human Resources. Mr. Blackington most recently was Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at the Avid Corporation, a leading global provider of digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video, and broadcast professionals.
Before Avid, Mr. Blackington served for nine years as Vice President, Global Human Resources at EMC2, an industry-leading global cloud computing and big data IT provider with 50,000 employees. While at EMC2, he held several leadership positions and most recently provided the HR leadership in establishing eight new global delivery Centers of Excellence located in India, China, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Ireland and the USA. Prior to that, Mr. Blackington held human resources leadership positions, located both in the USA and in Asia Pacific, at industry-leading global enterprises including State Street, Monsanto, First Data, and Honeywell.
“Jay comes to InVivo with over three decades of global human resources experience across a number of industries. His wealth of knowledge and ability to effectively attract, develop and maximize human capital will make him a valuable asset as we progress into the pivotal probable benefit study, commercialization, and beyond,” said Mark Perrin, InVivo’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries. The company was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, Sc.D., Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who then was at Boston Children’s Hospital and who now is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, the company earned the David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. In 2015, the company’s investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold received the 2015 Becker’s Healthcare Spine Device Award. The publicly-traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more details, visit www.invivotherapeutics.com.