People on the Move – August 22, 2016

By Matt Skoufalos


Profound Medical Corp. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada shuffled its C-suite leadership with the appointment of Arun Menawat as CEO and Rashed Dewan to vice-president of finance. Menawat will replace current Profound Medical CEO Steven Plymale, who will become its president and COO. Dewan was promoted from corporate controller. Menawat has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2014, and was most recently president and CEO of Novadaq Technologies Inc., and has held senior management positions at Cedara Software Corp., Tenneco Inc. and Hercules Inc. Menawat holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland.

RTI Surgical President and CEO Brian Hutchison has announced his intention to retire from his positions with the company, including with its Board of Directors. Hutchison will remain in those roles during the executive search for his replacement. He joined the Alachua, Florida-based company in 2001, when it was a tissue bank and helped oversee its transition to a biologics-based implant corporation with 1,100 employees and four manufacturing facilities.

Bob Barrett has been named vice-president of marketing and commercial operations of HealthTell Inc., of San Ramon, California. Barrett has held previous executive positions at Chiron, Roche, Qiagen, and Applied Biosystems/LIFE Technologies.

Frank Witney has joined the board of directors of RareCyte Inc., of Seattle, Washington. Witney has been the president and CEO of both Affymetrix Inc. and of Dionex Corp., president of PerkinElmer's Drug Discovery Tools, and has held leadership positions at Bio-Rad Laboratories. He earned a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois. Witney also serves on the boards of PerkinElmer Inc., Cerus Corp., Exagen Diagnostics, and Gyros Protein Technologies AB.

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