Sirona Dental (NSDQ:SIRO) CFO Simone Blank is slated in October to hand over her title to new-comer Ulrich Michel, who formerly worked as a finance chief in the commercial auto and heating/ventilation industries.
Blank worked for Sirona for 15 years, taking on the CFO title in 2005. The company did not state a reason for her departure, but she will stay on until October 14 to help smooth the transition.
Michel, her successor, joins the dental device company from previous his CFO roles at WABCO, a vehicle technology company, and at American Standard’s Trane business, a heating and ventilation maker.
"I want to sincerely thank Simone for 15 years of dedicated service and sound financial stewardship," CEO Jeffrey Slovin said in prepared remarks. "I’ve worked side by side with her for 8 years so it is no surprise to me that she leaves us in the strongest financial position in our company’s history."
New Symmetry Medical president takes over surgical next week
Medical device maker Symmetry Medical (NYSE:SMA) appointed a new president, Ajey Atre, to take over its surgical branch. Atre, who is leaving his gig as a general manager at Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) to join Symmetry, will step into his new role in the Nashville, Tenn. location on Monday, Aug. 12, according to the company. Atre has more than 20 years of experience with medical device companies.
New VP for Tissue Regenix’s U.S. subsidiary
Tissue Regenix appointed a new operations VP for its American subsidiary, Tissue Regenix Wound Care. Tim Buechner is tasked with expanding U.S. operations for the newly-formed subsidiary, which is currently setting up shop in San Antonio, Texas.
Like the wound care subsidiary’s president Greg Bila, Buechner was pulled from Kinetic Concepts. He joins the York, England-based regenerative medicine company with a resume that includes director of sales and ops at KCI, a former career in the U.S. parcel service, a stint at the Veteran’s Administration and the Air Force.
Remote heart monitoring company eCardio names new president
Houston, Tex.-based remote heart monitoring company eCardio Diagnostics named a new president from within company ranks. John Untereker, the current COO, will keep his position as well as take over the presidential role from company founder Larry Lawson. Lawson, who launched the company almost 10 years ago, will stay on as CEO and board chairman.
KMC Systems promotes Ron Jellison to VP and general manager
KMC Systems, a subdivision of Elbit Systems of America, promoted Ron Jellison to VP and general manager, replacing 25-year company veteran Pat McNallen. Jellison has been with the Merrimack, N.H.-based company for 9 years as its business development director. McNallen is moving on to a supportive role at Elbit.
MAKO Surgical beefs up the board with 2 heavy hitters
The board of directors at MAKO Surgical expanded from 7 to 9 members after a vote to hand seats to Jack Lord and Scott Flora. Both new appointees were found by a 3rd-party talent-hunting firm.
Lord, who will sit on the audit committee, is also the chairman of Dexcom’s (NSDQ:DXCM) board. He is a certified forensic pathologist who has worked executive roles at the University of Miami and Humana and began his career in the Navy.
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