CENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced the appointment of two senior level positions in the company. The promotions represent the continued globalization of the Company and reinforce the Company's commitment to an increasingly proactive approach to rapidly changing international markets. These promotions further underscore the importance of the compliance and legal departments in meeting company objectives.
Donna Miller has been appointed to serve as Olympus Corporation's Head of HQ Legal and Global General Counsel. She is being promoted to this global position from her current role of General Counsel of Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA). Miller will report to Mr. Kiichi Hirata, Chief Administrative Officer at the corporation's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. She will continue to serve as General Counsel for OCA, initially dividing her time evenly between her current and new positions. She will be supported by the global headquarters and regional legal departments to manage the global and regional responsibilities respectively. Miller joined Olympus in 2006. She delivers value and expertise to the company with her knowledge and experience in various areas of the law. She graduated cum laude with her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and received her undergraduate degree from Alvernia College. She lives with her husband in Allentown, PA and has two adult sons.
Caroline West has been appointed to Olympus Corporation's Global Chief Compliance Officer. She is promoted to this global position from her current role of Chief Compliance Officer of OCA. She will report to Hiro Sasa, President and Representative Director of Olympus Corporation. West will manage a staff in Tokyo and the company's regional compliance departments to continue to enhance the company's global compliance programs. She draws upon a deep experience in the biopharmaceutical and device compliance space, where she built and led global compliance programs. West received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Smith College. She lives with her husband in Philadelphia, PA and has an adult daughter and son.
"These promotions are significant milestones in the history of Olympus, showing our commitment to integrity through the ongoing empowerment of our legal and compliance divisions to the highest possible level. They legitimize our initiatives to continue to globalize and optimize Olympus by leveraging valuable management resources from anywhere in the Company to take on global responsibilities," said Nacho Abia, President and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas. "I am delighted that our colleagues will help guide the corporation's future as it strives to help people around the world lead safer, healthier and more fulfilling lives."
Olympus is a global medical device and precision technology leader focused on enhancing people's lives every day through innovative solutions in its core business areas of Medical and Surgical Products, Scientific Solutions, and Cameras and Audio Recorders. Olympus Corporation of the Americas – a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation in Tokyo, Japan – is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania and employs more than 5,000 people across North and South America. For more information, visit Olympus at www.olympusamerica.com and www.olympus-global.com.