Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said it named Niklas Savander, a former Nokia executive, as its new president & CEO. Savander is succeeding Tomas Puusepp, who will keep his seat on Stockholm-based company’s board.
IT’s Savander’s 1st venture into the medical device industry. His resume includes stints at Hewlett-Packard as well as Nokia, according to a press release.
“We are very pleased to have been able to appoint such an experienced and capable executive as Niklas Savander. His deep understanding of complex global technology industries, as well as his experience from international markets, is uniquely suited to lead Elekta through our next phase of profitable growth,” founder, former CEO & chairman Laurent Leksell said in prepared remarks.
Savander is expected to take his new position in May 2014.
VirtualScopics appoints interim CEO
VirtualScopics (NSDQ:VSCP) said it named board member Eric Converse as its interim CEO after the resignation of Jeff Markin, who was the quantitative imaging company’s president & CEO since 2006. Markin is leaving to “pursue other interests,” VirtualScopics said.
Foundation Medical Partners continues expansion
Venture capital shop Foundation Medical Partners added Bill Geary and Flybridge Capital Partners co-founder Michael Greeley as general partners for its newly created Boston office.
Align Technology VP resigns
Richard Twomey, international vice president for Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN), resigned to take over as the president & CEO of an unknown European healthcare company, according to a press release. Align president & CEO Thomas Prescott will assume primary responsibility for all international operations until a successor is found. Twomey will leave the company in December.
Intuitive Surgical names new principal accounting officer
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG)’s board of directors said it named Jamie Samath as its new principal accounting officer, effective immediately. Samath will continue as the robotic surgery company’s corporate controller.