OCTANe Names New Chairman

Aliso Viejo-based OCTANe, the industry group which is looking to help spur new companies and innovation in Orange County, said this morning that it has named a new Chairman. According to the group, Robert E. Grant, CEO and President of Bausche + Lomb's global Surgical business, has been elected non executive Chairman of the group. Grant replaces former Conexant CEO Dwight Decker. Grant has previously served at Allergan, and has been a board member since 2008. OCTANe also said it has added Andrew J. Policano, of the The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, as well as Bob Romney, an entrepreneur and investor, to its board.