Joanna Engelke will also join the Gothenburg, Sweden–based company’s executive team. Her experience includes a decade at Boston Scientific, with her final four years spent as the company’s SVP of global quality and regulatory.
Engelke most recently was chief quality officer at the electronic cigarette company Juul Labs. The FDA in June ordered the company to stop selling its e-cigarettes.
Getinge said Engelke will join the company on Oct. 6. She replaces Lena Hagman, who has decided to leave the company.
More about Getinge
Getinge provides a wide range of products and services to hospitals and life science researchers. It employs more than 10,000 people in 38 countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on this Swedish medtech company, especially when it came to the steep rise in demand for ventilators and extracorporeal life support. In fact, the company nearly tripled its production of ventilators in 202o. It received FDA clearance for three products to expand its Servo platform of ventilators in 2021.
Recent news includes a partnership with Medtronic to make Radiant balloon-expandable covered stent. Patricia Fitch succeeded Eric Honroth as president of the North America region this year.