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Aesica Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer backed by European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital, has appointed David Greensmith as non-executive chairman. Greensmith’s previous executive roles include managing director of Fujifilm Imaging Colorants and COO of Avecia Group.

Friendly’s Ice Cream said that John Maguire was named CEO. Maguire was most recently EVP and COO of Panera Bread. Friendly’s is a Sun Capital Partners portfolio company.

Odyssey Pictures Corp., a publicly traded media and entertainment company, has appointed two new members to its board of directors; Ralph Boral and Henrik Ljung. Boral has background in media and entertainment industry production and finance. Ljung is founding partner of Ampezzo Partners, a private equity fund specializing in growth stage online media and marketing businesses. And from 2008 to 2011 he was CEO of Siguiente Capital, a venture capital firm focused on IT and telecom innovation. He replaces Dan Persson, who has retired from the board.

TLC Laser Eye Centers said George Neal has been named CEO. Neal was previously a division VP, global sales and international marketing at Abbott Medical Optics. TLC, which is backed by Charlesbank Capital Partners and H.I.G. Capital, provides LASIK and refractive eye care services.

On the heels of the merger of two Virginia-based companies — XL Inc, a global acquisition, grants, and professional services company, with Alon, which assists federal customers with program management and other financial management services — the combined company, XL, has appointed a new president and COO: William Weber, who joins from Kaseman, a government-services firm where he was president and COO. XL founder Lloyd Mustin will serve as CEO of the combined company. XL is backed by the private equity firm The Halifax Group.