Picker bolsters PACS operations

September 1, 1999

Picker bolsters PACS operationsPicker International has been active in building its Image Management division, adding new staff and reconfiguring its business. Beccie Mendenhall has been promoted to manager of a newly created solutions group,

Picker bolsters PACS operations

Picker International has been active in building its Image Management division, adding new staff and reconfiguring its business. Beccie Mendenhall has been promoted to manager of a newly created solutions group, which has been formed to manage customer projects and provide professional services to customers. Picker has also hired Robert Crawford to lead the firm’s integration services group, which will support Picker/third party integration assoc- iated with DICOM, for both Picker’s PACS and modality businesses. Crawford comes to Picker from Agfa, where he led a similar group.

In other moves, Steve House has been promoted to global sales manager. House has been with Picker for the past 18 months, and previously served as a regional sales manager for Cemax-Icon.

Tom Pacenta continues as marketing manager, while Dr. Tim Cramer has taken on responsibility for Picker’s solutions, integration services, and marketing organizations. Cramer also retains his previous role as medical director for the Image Management group and director of corporate connectivity for Picker.

The Cleveland, OH-based firm has also hired two new sales specialists. Jonathan Sharf joins Picker from Merge Technologies, and has also served as a sales representative at Imation. Greg Olivieri, who joins the company from Swissray, was formerly the educational director of the Staten Island University Hospital School of Radiological Sciences.