LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced that Alex Garini has been named Chief Financial Officer. Garini, formerly with Siemens Healthcare, reports directly to John Kershaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sysmex America, Inc. 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.
"I am delighted with Alex's appointment as CFO as he brings to Sysmex a depth of financial experience and global business leadership in medical and IT solutions that will be critical to our continued growth in the North and South America region in the years to come," said John Kershaw.
Most recently, Garini served as Vice President, Finance for Siemens Healthcare – North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America) where he had financial oversight of over $6 billion in revenue. Prior to that, he was Senior Director, Controller – FP&A / Risk Management and Compliance Officer for Siemens Medical Solutions Inc. where he led financial planning and analysis for the Global Healthcare IT Division present in more than 20 countries and reported to the Global CFO.
Garini started at Siemens Brasil, Ltda. in 1990 working in their Marketing and Finance departments in Brazil and Germany and moved through roles of increasing responsibility. In 1999, he became Chief Financial Officer for Siemens Building Technologies' Latin American region. At Siemens, Garini also served as Head of Strategic Projects – Corporate Finance for the Building Technologies business and Director of Finance II – Sales & Risk Management for the IT Solutions and Services division. From 1996 to 1999, Garini left Siemens to work in finance leadership positions at Cerberus Pyrotronics and R.R. Donnelley where he was part of their mergers and acquisitions leadership team in Brazil.
Garini earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo in Brazil, and he has extensive graduate training from INSEAD in France and other universities in Brazil. Garini speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.
About Sysmex America, Inc. Sysmex America, Inc., in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize the clinical utility, operational efficiency and financial performance of the lab. Sysmex America distributes and supports a diversified portfolio of best-in-class automated in vitro diagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis analyzers, reagents and information systems for laboratories and healthcare facilities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Company's unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and technological innovation is reflected in the Sysmex brand and its distinguished heritage of unsurpassed reliability. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/us. Follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.