ENVIRONMENT

Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, published its 2008 Sustainability Report, which details the corporation's efforts in the areas of economic progress, environmental stewardship and social responsibility and provides data on related activities for 2008. The report is available on the company's website, www.ecolab.com.

NEW BUSINESS

Digital River Inc., Eden Prairie, is expanding its relationship with Eastman Kodak Co. to manage Kodak's global e-commerce operations. Under the agreement, Digital River will provide a full range of e-commerce and e-marketing services to support all consumer online sales of Kodak's line of digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital picture frames, all-in-one ink jet printers, film and accessories across multiple countries in North America and Europe.

Medtronic Inc., Fridley, reported the start of THRIVE1, the company's U.S. post-market clinical study of its Talent Thoracic Stent Graft for the endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.

PERSONNEL

ATS Medical Inc., Plymouth, appointed Michael Reinhardt to the position of vice president of marketing effective May 4.