NU Online News Service, Dec. 20, 2:01 p.m. – LabOne Inc., Lenexa, Kan., a large lab services company, has hired Joseph Ratterman as chief information officer and executive vice president for information technology.

Ratterman previously was chief information and technology officer at Bridge Information Systems Inc., New York, a news service that was acquired by Reuters. At Bridge, Ratterman ran one of the largest private Internet Protocol networks in the world, LabOne says.