LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc., the market leader in heart health technology, today announced that Ranndy Kellogg has been named president and chief executive officer. Mr. Kellogg assumes his new leadership position from his previous role of chief operating officer at Omron Healthcare. The executive transition, as approved by Omron Healthcare Inc.'s Board of Directors and effective today, gives Mr. Kellogg responsibility for all operations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as administrative and operational support for Latin America. Mr. Kellogg succeeds former Managing Executive Officer, President and CEO Seiji Takeda, who will transition to the role of executive officer, global business strategy planning, sales and marketing, Europe and the Americas.
"In his twelve years at Omron Healthcare, Ranndy Kellogg has been a respected leader for our company and in the field of blood pressure monitors. Mr. Kellogg's new position will provide him with greater latitude to spearhead Omron's continued growth and influence in the market," said Seiji Takeda. "On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Ranndy for his stewardship and contributions to Omron Healthcare's vision and growth for the past 11 years."
Prior to his work at Omron Healthcare, Mr. Kellogg served as VP and director of marketing for Baxter Healthcare. Before joining Baxter Healthcare, Kellogg held the position of group marketing manager at CR Bard. Kellogg holds a master's in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as CEO and president of Omron Healthcare and to lead our work forward to empower millions of people to take charge of their heart health through our most advanced, precise technology and tools on the market," said Mr. Kellogg.
"This year we are ramping up our mission to confront the ongoing epidemic of heart attacks and strokes – we will do that by building upon Omron's heritage of accuracy with new products that provide deeper insights, encourage behavioral change and promote healthier lifestyle habits."
Omron Healthcare's team of executives, led by Mr. Kellogg, hosted a first look at its "Project Zero" Wrist and Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors and the new OMRON Connect App at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. These clinically-tested, highly accurate heart health tools – set to improve heart health for millions of hypertensive individuals – will be available this year and are part of a major heart health initiative that the company is rolling out in 2016.
To learn more about Mr. Kellogg or Omron Healthcare's Project Zero Wrist and Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors and OMRON Connect App, please visit OmronHealthcare.com.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of personal heart health and wellness products. Omron's market-leading products include home blood pressure monitors and electrotherapy devices. Since Omron invented its first blood pressure monitors more than 40 years ago, the company has been passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health at home through precise technology. Helping people improve their ability to live a healthier life is the heart and soul of Omron's purpose. For more information, visit OmronHealthcare.com.
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