September 9, 2009 – AIMS International has elected John W. Poracky to serve as the organization’s global head of the pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences practice team. AIMS has formalized six practice teams to better service global clients in the fields of automotive, energy, financial services, industrial and engineering, information technology and telecom, and pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science. The pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life science practice team consists of AIMS partners located throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific who have specific knowledge and years of experience in these industries. Mr. Poracky is a partner at M. Wood Company, a global executive search and strategy consulting firm. In 1999, M. Wood Company became an official member of AIMS International, through its subsidiary AIMS International – U.S.A., covering search services for global companies in North America. Mr. Poracky has been global vice president of AIMS International since 2007. With 350 consultants in 90 offices in over 50 countries throughout the five continents, AIMS International is an international search organization of independently owned and managed executive search firms who work collaboratively to execute senior level searches around the world.