Siemens (NYSE:SI) said it lured Abbott (NYSE:ABT) executive David Pacitti to lead its North American Healthcare business, succeeding Dr. Gregory Sorensen.
Siemens Healthcare made Pacitti, whose resume includes a 14-year spell at Guidant, president of Siemens Medical Solutions USA and head of its North America regional organization effective Oct. 19.
“David Pacitti’s leadership experience at Abbott and his deep healthcare industry experience will greatly benefit Siemens as we look to strengthen our vision for the Healthcare business,” Siemens Healthcare CEO Bernd Montag said in prepared remarks. “I am honored to welcome him to Siemens Healthcare.”
Pacitti was Abbott Vascular’s senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing & operations for the past 2 years. He was VP of Abbott’s commercial operations from 2009 to 2013, Siemens said.
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