LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc. (SAI), a leading provider of automated hematology and urinalysis diagnostic testing equipment as well as middleware information systems technology, today announced multiple leadership moves to further the company's growth and prominence throughout North and South America. All changes will be effective April 3, 2017.
John Kershaw, currently chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of SAI, will accept a greater role in Sysmex Corporation at its headquarters in Kobe, Japan. Kershaw will be deputy in charge of the divisions of business strategy development, hematology/urinalysis, immunochemistry/clinical chemistry/hemostasis and engineering. Kershaw will retain the title of chairman of SAI. Kershaw was a founding member of Sysmex U.K. Limited in 1991, came to SAI in 1999 and has been CEO since 2009.
"It is an honor to serve in an increased leadership capacity within Sysmex Corporation. I will continue to guide SAI as its chairman and work alongside our exceptional leadership team to build upon our successes in the region and propel us into the future," said Kershaw.
Ralph Taylor will be elevated to chief executive officer of SAI and will assume day-to-day management and strategy for the region. Taylor will also continue to strategically lead the greater Latin American region and growing the flow cytometry business. Taylor has been with SAI since 2007 in an executive vice president position.
Andy Hay will be promoted to chief operating officer of SAI with increased responsibility for all the commercial functions of the business including customer technical service, sales, marketing and enterprise training. Hay, a founding member of Sysmex U.K. Limited in 1991, has been with SAI for 17 years in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as executive vice president.
Alex Garini will continue in the role of chief financial officer responsible for finance, accounting, enterprise systems and operations. In an expanded role, Garini will oversee the company's manufacturing facilities in the region. Garini joined SAI in 2013 after a long career at Siemens Healthcare where he had increasing responsibilities in finance.
"Ralph's international business acumen and his knowledge of the business position him well to govern the company. Andy's close connection to our customers and his background leading sales and marketing will serve the company well in the future," said Kershaw. "I have the utmost respect for and faith in them. Both have a long history of leadership, a profound respect for our role in the medical diagnostic world and a deep understanding of our customers. Together with our management team, we will continue to innovate for our customers and to shape the advancement of healthcare."
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc. distributes and supports a diverse portfolio of best-in-class, in vitro diagnostic hematology and clinical laboratory products in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. It is the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation, located in Kobe, Japan, a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory solutions that optimize efficiency, operations and financial performance in the lab. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care. For more information about Sysmex America, visit www.sysmex.com/us.
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