Hoya Appoints Ganesh Ramaswamy Global President of PENTAX Medical

October 18, 2013

Tokyo-(Business Wire) – Hoya Group PENTAX Medical has announced the appointment of Ganesh Ramaswamy to the position of Global President, PENTAX Medical.

"Hoya Group is extremely pleased to have Ganesh Ramaswamy lead the global division of PENTAX Medical," said Girts Cimermans, COO of Hoya Group Lifecare Segment. "Mr. Ramaswamy brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience from the medical device industry and has a proven track record of delivering results through developing and implementing strategic and operational changes in a multicultural environment.  We expect his leadership to further advance the PENTAX Medical growth strategy”.

Mr. Ramaswamy joined PENTAX Medical in 2011.   Most recently, as Senior VP for Global Technology & Quality, he led the transformation and globalization of the R&D and Quality functions.  Prior to his career with PENTAX Medical, Mr. Ramaswamy had spent several years with GE Healthcare in various strategic and operational roles in the U.S., Europe, and China.  Mr. Ramaswamy holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead our world-class team at PENTAX Medical” Mr. Ramaswamy says. "PENTAX Medical's strengths in medical endoscopy technology combined with the additional advantage of being part of Hoya Group will certainly enable us to be positioned as the global market leader in this field in the future.  We will continue to execute on our commitments to deliver world-class products and services that yield tremendous clinical value propositions and economic value additions for our customers and patients.”

About PENTAX Medical
PENTAX Medical is a division of Hoya Group. Its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community. Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. PENTAX Medical employees represent the diverse countries where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions tailored to meet local needs.


Kaori Kawashima
GM, Global Marketing Communication
PENTAX Medical
Hoya Group
Email:  kaori.kawashima@pentaxmedical.com
Mobile phone: 080-4794-5842
Address: 1-1-110 Tsutsujigaoka, Akishima-shi, Tokyo 196-0012, Japan


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