Healthcare Industry News: Cook
News Release - January 13, 2010
Cook Names Nicky James Vice President and Global Leader of its Urology Strategic Business UnitBLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Nicky James, who has held a variety of positions within Cook Medical, has been named vice president and global leader of the company’s urology business unit. She succeeds Jerry French, a senior executive with more than 20 years of leadership at Cook who is assuming other senior management duties within the company.
James came to Cook in 2000 and became North American sales manager for urology in 2007. She was selected as acting global business unit leader in 2009 when French was chosen to head a business launch team in Europe for Cook’s new drug-eluting Zilver® PTX® peripheral stent. Educated as a registered general nurse at Royal London Hospital in London, England, James also has served as global product manager for endourology, regional manager for North Europe and in other sales and sales management positions for Cook’s urology division.
“Nicky is a tremendous leader and has a remarkable understanding of the needs of urologists and their patients. I am confident she will continue to drive the growth of Cook’s Urology business and work tirelessly to develop new solutions for patients worldwide,” said Pete Yonkman, Cook’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.
“I have two goals,” James explained of her promotion. “Externally, I want to take Cook urology from being viewed as primarily a drainage product provider to a therapeutic device company offering optimal patient outcomes. As global leader of the urology business unit, I will promote and enhance education, innovation and solutions. I want to ensure that these messages and our support is global. Internally, it’s all about the people working in this division. I want to continue maintaining a working environment where people feel excited about what they do, and that they feel included, respected and valued. I have worked the last three years on creating a global sales representative development program to continually develop all individuals within our SBU. Supporting this growth of our individuals is behind everything we do.”
About Cook Medical
Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body. Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologics to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has operated as a family-held private corporation. For more information, visit www.Cookmedical.com
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