Aksys Names Interim CFO

Karen Krumeich succeeds Larry Birch.
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Aksys

(AKSY)

said Tuesday it has appointed Karen Krumeich to serve as interim chief financial officer, replacing the outgoing Larry Birch.

Krumeich is a partner at Tatum LLC, an executive services firm, and previously served as CFO at

Electro-Optical Sciences

(MELA)

, a medical-device company where she served as the financial lead for the company's initial public offering.

The dialysis products company also said that Richard Egen has resigned from Aksys' board of directors "in order to focus on other interests."

Shares of the small-cap company closed Tuesday up 35 cents, or 46.7%, at $1.10.