SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today that Suzanne Winter has been promoted to president, effective as of July 1, 2021. Ms. Winter, who previously served as the company's chief commercial officer and senior vice president of R&D and medical and scientific affairs, brings more than 25 years of medical technology experience and a track record of successfully building global business franchises. In her new role, Ms. Winter will continue to report to chief executive officer Joshua Levine.
"Suzanne has had a significant impact on Accuray's product portfolio and commercial momentum since joining the company. She is a leader who has a proven track record of building performance-oriented commercial organizations. We believe that her strategic leadership of Accuray's commercial and R&D teams has successfully positioned the company for accelerated revenue growth," said Josh Levine, president and CEO of Accuray. "In her expanded role, Suzanne will focus on the day-to-day business operations of the company, which will allow me to focus on growing Accuray's external strategic collaborations and business development opportunities. I look forward to continuing to partner with Suzanne in her new role and I have every confidence she will effectively lead our global team as we continue to serve our customers and the patients they treat."
As president, in addition to commercial operations and R&D, Ms. Winter will now oversee the company's global manufacturing operations, service organization, and quality and regulatory affairs organizations.
"I'm truly honored to be named president and am looking forward to contributing to the work of this amazing company and building on the momentum we've achieved. We've established a bold new vision for the company that we believe will be transformational for our customers, their patients and our business," said Suzanne Winter. "I continue to be inspired by our passionate global team and am committed to delivering on our robust innovation pipeline so that we improve the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer and neurologic conditions around the world. I'm excited about our business and the opportunities I believe are in front of us."
Ms. Winter's expertise includes senior executive roles spanning general management, commercial operations, and strategic business development across a range of healthcare industry segments, including interventional and diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular, neurology and surgery. Prior to joining Accuray, she served as group vice president – Americas region at Medtronic Diabetes, where she led the $1.4 billion diabetes business for the United States, Canada and Latin America sub-regions. Previously, Ms. Winter was the general manager of GE Healthcare's Detection and Guidance Solutions operations.
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