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Mahaffey Succeeds Dobak as Lithera CEO

San Diego-based Lithera has named George Mahaffey as CEO, succeeding founder John Dobak, who has served as chief executive since the company started in 2007. Lithera is developing a new injectable compound designed to locally reduce selective fat tissue. Mahaffey, who previously served as the CEO of Peplin, will join Lithera’s board and Dobak will continue to serve as a board member.