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PENTAX Europe GmbH appoints Rainer Burkard President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA)

PENTAX Europe GmbH appoints Rainer Burkard President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA)

August 3, 2015

PENTAX Europe GmbH, a division of HOYA Corporation, announced the appointment of Mr. Rainer Burkard to the position of President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as of 1st August 2015. In this executive role, Rainer Burkard is responsible for leading all PENTAX Medical activities in the EMEA region.
“Rainer joins PENTAX Medical with valuable expertise gained from various segments of the healthcare industry”, said Hiroshi Suzuki, CEO and President of HOYA Group. “He has the credentials and business leadership to oversee PENTAX’s operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and will build upon our strategy and infrastructure to strengthen our position as a leading endoscopy solutions provider in EMEA.”
Rainer Burkard joined the HOYA Group in 2002 and since that time he has held several senior positions across the areas of Business Development, Management and Marketing. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of SEIKO Optical.
“This role offers a great opportunity to take PENTAX Medical forward in the EMEA region”, Rainer Burkard says. “I am committed to ensuring we clearly will demonstrate the PENTAX Medical ethos of offering the most clinically advanced products, supported by excellent customer service to clinicians across EMEA.”

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. For more information, please visit:


Katharina Meitzler
Project Manager Marketing Communications
PENTAX Europe GmbH
Tel.: +49-40-56192-0


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