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Agfa builds management team

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Agfa’s integration of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging has begun to move forward, with the companies announcing a North American management team for the combined businesses. Former Sterling employees are well represented. Sterling COO Ernest

Agfa’s integration of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging has begun to move forward, with the companies announcing a North American management team for the combined businesses. Former Sterling employees are well represented. Sterling COO Ernest Waaser has been named senior vice president for North America, replacing John Glass, who is now managing director of Agfa’s worldwide medical imaging business.

Sterling senior vice president for the Americas Robert Pryor has been tapped as vice president of North America sales, handling field sales, national accounts, and the company’s efforts in the U.S. military’s DIN-PACS project.

Agfa veteran Robert Cooke has been named vice president of Impax Solutions, continuing with his previous responsibilities for product management, marketing, and professional services for the PACS and CR businesses. Michael Sullivan has been appointed vice president of customer support. He has handled similar responsibilities for Agfa.

Sterling executive director of worldwide marketing William Ward will head up marketing communications and strategy, while John Wilkens will lead the firm’s business development efforts. Wilkens has previously served as vice president of Sterling’s Imaging Media Systems business.

In other Agfa news, the company has entered into a strategic alliance with Talk Technology to integrate that firm’s TalkStation speech recognition and digital dictation offering into the Impax product line. Building on the integration capabilities highlighted at the 1998 RSNA meeting, Agfa and Talk Technology will first integrate TalkStation with Impax’s Release 3.5 offering for current users of both products. As a result, when radiologists open an exam in Impax for dictation, TalkStation will automatically open the same case. Integration of TalkStation into Agfa’s upcoming Impax R4 offerings will unite both applications into a single desktop workstation.

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