Thursday, December 1, 2022

Estée Lauder announces the promotion of Guillaume Jesel

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The Estée Lauder Companies announced that Guillaume Jesel has been promoted to President, Global Brands, TOM FORD BEAUTY, BALMAIN BEAUTY and Luxury Business Development, effective immediately. Guillaume will report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Executive Group President and also to Tracey T. Travis, Executive VP and CFO in her role of overseeing the company’s mergers and acquisitions, for Guillaume’s Luxury Business role.

Medius acquires OnPay Solutions to strengthen payment automation

Medius, a provider of accounts payable (AP) automation solutions, announced the acquisition of OnPay Solutions, an invoice payments provider, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will enable Medius to integrate payment processing – AP automation’s ‘last mile’ – directly into its source-to-pay platform, enhancing its customers’ operational efficiency and strengthening their anomaly, fraud and risk detection capabilities.

[INVNT GROUP] and Lamborghini lead Web3 innovation collaboration

[INVNT GROUP] The Global BrandStory Project, in collaboration with Lamborghini, metaverse artist Krista Kim, 2x Grammy nominated artist Steve Aoki, and the historied collector car auction house, RM Sotheby’s, sold the  world’s first supercar 1:1 NFT connected to the last physical production supercar Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé ever produced.

Velodyne Lidar announces multi-year deal with GreenValley International

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced an agreement to provide its lidar sensors to GreenValley International for handheld, mobile and UAV 3D mapping solutions, including in GPS-denied environments. Velodyne is already shipping sensors to GreenValley as part of this agreement. GreenValley International uses Velodyne’s innovative Puck lidar sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities that enable their systems to utilize SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) in their mobile mapping solutions. The ability to scan without GPS by using lidar allows foresters, archaeologists, civil engineers and surveyors to build robust datasets without preparations ahead of time or complex post-processing software.

World View hits booking milestone for its flight to the edge of space program

World View, the stratospheric ballooning and space tourism company, has reached a new milestone: reaching 1000 reservations for its space tourism program taking participants to the edge of space in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon and pressurized space capsule. The company has now sold the greatest number of seats in the space tourism category. World View’s reservations for Spaceport Grand Canyon have also been sold out for the first year, with commercial flights slated to begin in 2024. World View’s reservations come from 32 countries with the US, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom leading the list.

Avaya announces $600 million aggregate financing commitments

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) announced $600 million in aggregate financing commitments. The Company priced $350 million in aggregate principal amount of new Senior Secured Term Loans and entered into agreements for the private placement of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of Exchangeable Senior Secured Notes, all due in 2027.

Globalization Partners launches new solutions to remote work and hiring

Globalization Partners (G-P), the Employment Platform™ that makes it fast, simple, and compliant for firms to hire anyone, anywhere – announced global availability of G-P Recruit, G-P Contractor, and G-P API. Now it is even easier for companies to find and hire talent - efficiently and ethically – anywhere, as quickly and easily as they would hire talent locally.

Analytics platform Conviva launches on Google Cloud Marketplace

Conviva, a continuous measurement analytics platform, announced its availability on Google Cloud Marketplace, expanding its partnership with Google Cloud and enabling seamless procurement and consolidated billing through a single channel.

Industry expert Cristina Bondolowski joins MSCI as Chief Marketing Officer

MSCI Inc., a provider of decision support tools and services for the investment community, announced that Cristina Bondolowski has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer and as a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee. Bondolowski will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of MSCI’s global marketing and communications programs in support of the firm’s global growth initiatives and client focus areas, like ESG and climate.

PCI opens a Clinical Services Center of Excellence facility in New England

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PCI Pharma Services (PCI), a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced the opening of its Clinical Services Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, MA, the first facility of its kind to support the growing needs of global developers of biologics in New England. The new facility will provide increased flexibility and scalability for secondary packaging, distribution and cold chain storage of innovative therapies in development.