SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) today reported the appointment of Lionel Hadjadjeba as senior vice president, chief commercial officer effective immediately. The chief commercial officer position will provide a high level of focus, accountability and urgency required to build upon the Company's recent order momentum while driving increased corporate and regional level coordination and alignment across the commercial organization.
"While we are encouraged by the continued momentum in order growth, as evidenced by the fiscal third quarter order growth of 49% reported today, our revenue growth has not kept pace with our order performance," said Josh Levine, president and chief executive officer. "As a result, in addition to Lionel's promotion we have implemented several organizational changes designed to create a flatter, more efficient executive level structure that improves market responsiveness, and enables a better line of sight into the Company's commercial activities. This restructuring includes the elimination of the chief operating officer position held by Kelly Londy. Kelly will be staying with the Company through the end of the fiscal year to ensure a smooth transition and I deeply appreciate her many contributions to Accuray over the past six years. At the same time, I look forward to working directly with Lionel and the rest of our commercial leadership team to achieve our objectives."
Mr. Hadjadjeba who joined Accuray in 2012 and most recently served as senior vice president, world-wide commercial, is a medical doctor who specialized in internal medicine and hemato-oncology. He received his MBA from HEC in France and has worked 25+ years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries holding executive positions in sales, marketing, clinical research, health economics and general management with companies such as Haemonetics Corporation, Life Technologies Corporation and Medtronic. Under today's announced corporate structure, Mr. Hadjadjeba reports directly to Mr. Levine.
Another key element of the organizational changes is the transfer of the revenue management function to Kevin Waters, the Company's senior vice president, chief financial officer. This organizational change includes the creation of a dedicated vice president of revenue management role reporting directly to Mr. Waters. This position will be responsible for overseeing revenue forecasting and the end to end order-to-revenue process by working closely with our regional installation, service and commercial teams to ensure the Company is effectively driving revenue conversion from backlog.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) is a radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The company's leading-edge technologies deliver the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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