GREENVILLE, N.C. — Alan Newton, an executive with Janus Development Group, a developer of assistive living technology, has returned to the firm as its new president.

Newton replaces Darwin Richards, who has served as president since the company was launched in 2000. He will continue as an advisor to the firm.

Newton was vice president of Janus’ SpeechEasy division.

SpeechEasy is a device to help people who stutter. It is a portable fluency-enhancing device.

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