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News Release - October 19, 2020
Accuray Appoints Mike Leischer Vice President and General Manager, Americas RegionSUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today it has appointed Mike Leischer as its vice president and general manager, Americas (AMS) region, effective immediately. In this role, he will provide leadership of the AMS region commercial teams, driving development and implementation of a business strategy designed to achieve the Company's strategic, financial and operational objectives for the region. Mr. Leischer will report to Suzanne Winter, chief commercial officer and senior vice president, R&D.
Mr. Leischer is recognized for his ability to deliver consistent financial results, profitable share growth and prestigious new business wins in highly competitive healthcare markets. He brings more than 23 years of sales, strategy and management experience, most recently with Canon Medical Systems USA. During his tenure with Canon, Mr. Leischer held executive level positions as vice president of strategic business solutions and strategic business groups. His responsibilities ranged from developing and managing strategic solutions and partnerships, which increased early visibility and market share across the company's diagnostic imaging portfolio, to driving revenue growth and building executive relationships within the federal government, GPOs, IDNs, and academic medical centers. Mr. Leischer also held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility at GE Healthcare, including general manager, Pacific Northwest, where he had P&L responsibility across all GE Healthcare product and service lines in the region.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Mike Leischer to the Accuray team. Mike is joining Accuray at the best time in the company's history from a product portfolio perspective and we look forward to his contributions to the achievement of our long-term growth and profitability goals," said Josh H. Levine, president and chief executive officer of Accuray. Mike has a proven track record for building strategic partnerships across a range of stakeholders, making him an ideal choice for the vice president and general manager, AMS region."
"On behalf of the Accuray team, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mike. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to leverage his commercialization expertise to expand access to our cutting-edge radiation therapy treatment technologies within this important region," said Suzanne Winter, chief commercial officer and senior vice president, R&D at Accuray. "Accuray is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that empower them to meet the full spectrum of patient needs including the delivery of ultra-hypofractionated radiotherapy treatments advanced by the CyberKnife® and TomoTherapy® platforms. Mike's combination of leadership and experience is exactly what we need to grow our business in the AMS region and take Accuray to the next level."
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) develops, manufactures and sells radiotherapy systems that are intended to make cancer treatments shorter, safer, personalized and more effective, ultimately enabling patients to live longer, better lives. Our radiation treatment delivery systems in combination with fully-integrated software solutions set the industry standard for precision and cover the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery procedures. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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