Fischer Imaging Chief Executive Officer Lou Rivelli Nominated as Candidate in Ernst & Young's 15th Annual 'Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)' Program

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fischer Imaging

    DENVER, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fischer Imaging (Nasdaq:   FIMG) a global
 leader in the manufacturing and marketing of digital medical imaging systems,
 announced today that Louis E. Rivelli, Fischer Imaging's chief executive
 officer has been nominated as a candidate in Ernst and Young's "Entrepreneur
 of the Year(R)" Program.
     "It is an honor for me to receive this nomination," commented Lou Rivelli.
 "The nomination recognizes not my efforts alone, but the efforts of an entire
 Fischer Imaging organization that  contributed to our turnaround and success.
 In eighteen months we have gone from being on the brink of corporate disaster
 to a streamlined, healthy and profitable company.  Our goal to become the
 leader in breast care and early cancer detection is becoming a reality with
 our highly acclaimed MammoTest-S Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Systems and our
 SenoScan Full Field Digital Mammography System which is now pending FDA
 clearance."  Rivelli added, "there is no turning back for Fischer.  Our
 commitment to early cancer detection and treatment is reflected in our
 advancement of the research, development and marketing of products that
 provide access for millions of women to highly advanced technology in the
 fight against breast cancer. I, and the entire Fischer Imaging team are very
 proud of our accomplishments over the past year and just to be nominated for
 this award makes us winners".
     The "Entrepreneur of the Year (R)" award was founded by Ernst & Young.
 The award recognizes and honors the achievements of successful entrepreneurs
 around the world. Regional and national award winners of the "Entrepreneur of
 the Year(R)" award are selected within a diverse range of categories and
 industry segments. Local award recipients will be selected by a panel of
 independent judges comprised of leaders from Rocky Mountain business,
 academic, and civic organizations.  These regional award recipients are then
 eligible to compete for one of several national award categories, including
 the 2001 National Entrepreneur of the Year in Palm Springs,
 November 15 - 18, 2001.
     The program is sponsored regionally by Marsh and Citibank Private Bank.
 Local Sponsors include Bowne, Faegre & Benson, Merrill Lynch, Scherzer & Co
 and U.S. Bank.  Media Sponsors include AT&T Media Services, Business Wire, and
 The Denver Business Journal.
 
     About the Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) program
     The Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) program is produced by professional
 services firm Ernst & Young and co-sponsored nationally by USA Today, CNN and
 CNNfn, The Nasdaq Stock Market and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial
 Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Entrepreneur Of The
 Year(R) is a registered service mark of Ernst & Young LLP.
     Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Services is dedicated to accelerating the
 success of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Recipients of the EOY award become
 lifetime members of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame.
 
     About Fischer Imaging
     Fischer Imaging Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty
 digital mammography and general-purpose x-ray imaging systems for the
 diagnosis and treatment of disease.  The Company's principal product lines are
 directed toward medical specialties in which minimally invasive techniques are
 replacing open surgical procedures.
 
 

SOURCE Fischer Imaging
    DENVER, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fischer Imaging (Nasdaq:   FIMG) a global
 leader in the manufacturing and marketing of digital medical imaging systems,
 announced today that Louis E. Rivelli, Fischer Imaging's chief executive
 officer has been nominated as a candidate in Ernst and Young's "Entrepreneur
 of the Year(R)" Program.
     "It is an honor for me to receive this nomination," commented Lou Rivelli.
 "The nomination recognizes not my efforts alone, but the efforts of an entire
 Fischer Imaging organization that  contributed to our turnaround and success.
 In eighteen months we have gone from being on the brink of corporate disaster
 to a streamlined, healthy and profitable company.  Our goal to become the
 leader in breast care and early cancer detection is becoming a reality with
 our highly acclaimed MammoTest-S Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Systems and our
 SenoScan Full Field Digital Mammography System which is now pending FDA
 clearance."  Rivelli added, "there is no turning back for Fischer.  Our
 commitment to early cancer detection and treatment is reflected in our
 advancement of the research, development and marketing of products that
 provide access for millions of women to highly advanced technology in the
 fight against breast cancer. I, and the entire Fischer Imaging team are very
 proud of our accomplishments over the past year and just to be nominated for
 this award makes us winners".
     The "Entrepreneur of the Year (R)" award was founded by Ernst & Young.
 The award recognizes and honors the achievements of successful entrepreneurs
 around the world. Regional and national award winners of the "Entrepreneur of
 the Year(R)" award are selected within a diverse range of categories and
 industry segments. Local award recipients will be selected by a panel of
 independent judges comprised of leaders from Rocky Mountain business,
 academic, and civic organizations.  These regional award recipients are then
 eligible to compete for one of several national award categories, including
 the 2001 National Entrepreneur of the Year in Palm Springs,
 November 15 - 18, 2001.
     The program is sponsored regionally by Marsh and Citibank Private Bank.
 Local Sponsors include Bowne, Faegre & Benson, Merrill Lynch, Scherzer & Co
 and U.S. Bank.  Media Sponsors include AT&T Media Services, Business Wire, and
 The Denver Business Journal.
 
     About the Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) program
     The Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) program is produced by professional
 services firm Ernst & Young and co-sponsored nationally by USA Today, CNN and
 CNNfn, The Nasdaq Stock Market and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial
 Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Entrepreneur Of The
 Year(R) is a registered service mark of Ernst & Young LLP.
     Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Services is dedicated to accelerating the
 success of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Recipients of the EOY award become
 lifetime members of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame.
 
     About Fischer Imaging
     Fischer Imaging Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty
 digital mammography and general-purpose x-ray imaging systems for the
 diagnosis and treatment of disease.  The Company's principal product lines are
 directed toward medical specialties in which minimally invasive techniques are
 replacing open surgical procedures.
 
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