People on the Move – June 19, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

Jeff Immelt

GE CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt is resigning. Immelt will be replaced by GE Healthcare President-CEO John Flannery on August 1, but will retain his post as chairman throughout 2017. Flannery will in turn be replaced as CEO of GE Healthcare by Kieran Murphy, who is currently President-CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences. The company said it had been planning for Immelt’s succession since 2011.

Kieran Murphy

Buffkin/Baker of Nashville, Tennessee has added HIT executive Mark Farrington as a partner in its health care technology practice. Farrington has spent 35 years in the field, and was most recently chief innovation officer and chief information officer at Premise Health. Farrington is a member of the Nashville CIO Council and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Birmingham-Southern College.

Mark Farrington

Cambridge Biomedical of Boston, Massachusetts has named Linda Robbie its VP of scientific affairs. Robbie was global senior director of the biomarkers and translational science laboratory at Q2 Solutions Laboratories, senior director of the global assay development laboratory at Quintiles Laboratories, and a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen. She has a Ph.D. in medical sciences from the Institute of Medical Science at Aberdeen University.

Linda Robbie

The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) of Edison, New Jersey, has added Matthew J. Kuehnert as its medical director. Kuehnert spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most recently as Director of the Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety (BOOTS), which he co-founded. He succeeds the retiring David Gocke, who was MTF medical director for 30 years.

Matthew J. Kuehnert

Clear Guide Medical of Baltimore, Maryland has named Bob Cathcart its new CEO. Cathcart, who has spent 33 years in the sales and marketing of medical devices, was most recently SVP of Global Sales at Hansen Medical, and has been Divisional President of Datascope Interventional Products, and President-CEO of FlowCo Inc. Cathcart succeeds Clear Guide Medical co-founder Dorothee Heisenberg, who will stay on as an EVP.

HelpMeSee of New York, New York, has named George Brady its Chief of Simulator Operations. Brady spent 20 years at FlightSafety International (FSI), more than a decade at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, and eight years in the U.S. Air Force.

Magstim Group of Morrisville, North Carolina has named Lothar Krinke its CEO and a member of its board of directors. Krinke was GM of the Medtronic global Deep Brain Stimulation business, has been VP of Business Development at Celera Genomics, VP at AT Kearney New York, and Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He has a Ph.D. from the University at Albany.

Merlin International of Vienna, Virginia, has named John Hays its Director of Federal Healthcare Solutions. Hays has spent more than 25 years in management and technology, including 12 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs. There he was Director of Enterprise Systems Engineering, Chief Technology Officer, and Deputy Chief Information Officer.

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