PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemImage Corporation hired Jessica Beckett-McWalter, former associate at Pepper Hamilton LLC, as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources, effective Sept. 6.
In her current role, Beckett-McWalter will serve as counsel to ChemImage on all contract and intellectual property activities, and direct human resources policy and procedures.
"We're really energized to have Jessica join our executive team," said Jim McGlone, President of ChemImage. "Her versatility and diverse background will prove to be an asset as our company continues to grow."
In her more than seven years experience in the legal industry, Beckett-McWalter has worked on commercial, employment and intellectual property litigation issues, representing clients in matters relating to the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of multi-million dollar contracts, constitutional civil rights issues, securities class actions, construction litigation and general employment issues.
A resident of the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Beckett-McWalter currently serves as a board member of the Women's Law Project and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. In addition, she is nominated for the 2011 Young Professional Award, Athena Award Program of Greater Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference for the leadership, mentoring and community service activities exhibited in her work as an attorney, as well as her service on the board of the Women's Law Project.
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ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral imaging technology (i.e., molecular chemical imaging), provides instrumentation, software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company's proprietary, state-of-the-art Hyperspectral Imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.
ChemImage's headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, Pa., where it houses research and development laboratories, as well as engineering and manufacturing facilities.
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