Sysmex America Announces Executive Promotions

Dec 20, 2010, 11:14 ET from Sysmex America

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced two organizational changes that further position the company's North American subsidiary for continued growth and market leadership. John Kershaw, President & CEO, Sysmex America, Inc. has promoted Ralph Taylor to the role of Executive Vice President, Marketing, Business Development and Medical/Scientific Affairs and Robert Degnan to Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations both effective today. Each will report directly to the President & CEO. Sysmex America is the U.S. headquarters for Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan and has oversight of the corporation's subsidiaries in Canada and Latin America.

"Both Ralph and Bob have a proven track record within our organization. As such, we are expanding their areas of responsibilities to tap into their wealth of knowledge and expertise at levels that bring additional benefits to the company. We look forward to their continued leadership," said Kershaw.

Taylor, who joined Sysmex in 2007, will continue to lead all marketing and business development activities for Sysmex America and will play an expanded role championing marketing activities for Sysmex globally. Taylor has more than 20 years of experience with leading clinical diagnostic companies and health service organizations in the U.S. and Europe. He is a member of American Association of Clinical Chemistry.

In his new role, Degnan will lead the sales, technical service and operations functions for the Americas. Degnan, who has nearly 25 years of experience in clinical diagnostics, joined Sysmex in 2006 as Vice President of Sales. He has led Sysmex America's US sales and support efforts to successive plan achievement in four consecutive years, expanding the company's market share position.

Both Taylor and Degnan will be located at Sysmex America's headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois.

About Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit

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