People on the Move – April 21, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

Rochester, New York-based Getinge announced that CFO Reinhard Mayer will part ways with the company in November 2017 for family reasons. Mayer, who has spent nearly 20 years with Getinge, had assumed the post in September 2016, having been promoted from President of the Getinge Supply Chain business. He was also CFO of its Medical Systems business from 2002-15.

Reinhard Mayer

Toshiba Medical of Tustin, California has named Dan Skyba director of its Ultrasound Business Unit. Skyba joined the company from SuperSonic Imagine, where he had been director of product management and global director of product marketing and education; he also held various positions at Philips in ultrasound software launching and development.

USGI Medical of San Clemente, California has appointed Carlos Babini as president and CEO. Babini joins the company from CONMED, where he was VP of AirSeal system commercialization, and had been Chief Commercialization Officer at SurgiQuest Inc. prior to its acquisition by CONMED. He was also president of international business for Curon Inc., Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the medical segment of Vision Sciences Inc., and held various senior management positions at United States Surgical Corporation.

Promerica Health of Falmouth, Maine has named Jennifer Rancourt its VP of communications and compliance. Rancourt has a background in laboratory science, health care administration, and medical device sales. She joins the company from the Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation, where she was a nursing home administrator and has worked as a medical technologist. She has worked in sales and marketing for Bellavita and McKesson Medical-Surgical. Rancourt has an MPA from Northern Michigan University.

Barrett K. Blackmon

HCA Gulf Coast Division of Houston, Texas has named Barrett K. Blackmon its regional vice president of oncology services. Blackmon joins the company from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was chief administrator for surgical oncology. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds an MBA from Texas Woman's University in Houston.

Curantis Solutions of Addison, Texas has made Bob Freeburg its Chief Technology Officer. Freeburg joins the company from Blackhawk Network, for which he was the CTO and Group VP of Technology for the engagement solutions group.

Bob Freeburg

Cogentix Medical of Minneapolis, Minnesota added Ash Keswani as its SVP of Marketing and Business Development. Keswani was most recently the president of Urologix, and has more than 20 years in the medical industry, having worked with disposable and implantable devices for the urology, gynecology, and cardiac surgery markets including American Medical Systems, Medtronic, Coloplast, and Nonin Medical.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research of New York, New York  promoted Sohini Chowdhury from SVP of Research Partnerships to Deputy CEO. Chowdhury has been with the Foundation since 2005, establishing an industry strategy for the foundation, building research partnerships, directing grants administration, and overseeing the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative clinical study.

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