Healthcare Industry News: E-Z-EM
News Release - October 26, 2016
InspireMD Announces Appointment of Medical Device Industry Veteran Agustin Gago as Chief Commercial OfficerBOSTON, MA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - InspireMD, Inc. ( NYSE MKT : NSPR ) ( NYSE MKT : NSPR.WS ) ("InspireMD" or the "Company"), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS), neurovascular devices and thrombus management technologies, today announced the appointment of Agustin Gago as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Mr. Gago will be responsible for developing and implementing InspireMD's global sales, distribution and marketing strategy for the Company's CGuard™ EPS, MGuard Prime EPS™, as well as all future pipeline products.
"I am excited to welcome Agustin to the InspireMD team," said James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. "Agustin brings a wealth of experience in building and leading global commercial organizations. He will be an invaluable asset to InspireMD as we focus on expanding company sales in the global market place. His successful track record and comprehensive expertise in cardiology, oncology and diagnostic imaging will strengthen our sales and marketing organization. Agustin will be a key addition to our management team as we focus on revenue growth and broadening our product pipeline."
Mr. Gago has over 25 years of experience in building profitable international commercial, sales and marketing organizations. Before joining InspireMD, he served as a Principal at Dash International, LLC, a consulting firm he founded in 2013, advising CEOs and Boards of Directors of major medical device companies on business strategy. Prior to this, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at Delcath Systems, Inc., an interventional oncology company, creating its direct and contract sales forces as well as a distributor infrastructure serving Europe, Asia and South America. Before his time at Delcath Systems, Mr. Gago was Vice President of International Oncology Surgery Sales at AngioDynamics, Inc., a provider of minimally invasive medical devices for cardiology vascular disease and oncology. There, he was also responsible for the launch of their interventional cardiology product line. Mr. Gago also worked for 10 years in various leadership roles at E-Z-EM, Inc., a global manufacturer of medical devices and contrast agents for gastrointestinal imaging, eventually being appointed Vice President of Global GI Business and Vice President of International Operations. Mr. Gago is fluent in several foreign languages including Spanish and Portuguese.
"I am pleased to be joining InspireMD, a company whose cutting-edge technology and products have the potential to truly be a game changer for patients with carotid artery, neurovascular and coronary artery disease," said Mr. Gago. "I look forward to working with my new team to advance InspireMD's position and products within the Global market place."
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet™ technology to make its products the industry standard for embolic protection and to provide a superior solution to the key clinical issues of current stenting in patients with a high risk of distal embolization, no reflow and major adverse cardiac events.
InspireMD intends to pursue applications of this MicroNet technology in coronary, carotid (CGuardTM), neurovascular, and peripheral artery procedures. InspireMD's common stock is quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.
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