Observers of Siemens Medical Systems may need a scorecard to keeptrack of recent personnel changes in the German vendor's MRI division.The moves include the first American promoted to head worldwideMRI operations. Thomas J. Miller was sent to Siemens
Observers of Siemens Medical Systems may need a scorecard to keeptrack of recent personnel changes in the German vendor's MRI division.The moves include the first American promoted to head worldwideMRI operations.
Thomas J. Miller was sent to Siemens headquarters in Erlangen,Germany, in early May to oversee long-range development of MRIproducts, according to Anne Deery, MRI communications managerfor Siemens.
Miller had previously been division manager of MRI in the U.S.A strong performance in that position resulted in his advancementto worldwide MRI chief, Deery said.
"This is a huge promotion for Tom, and (indicative of)the work he's done," she told SCAN. "We had a very goodyear last year."
Miller's promotion has set off a chain reaction of personnelchanges that has Siemens staffers crisscrossing the Atlantic:
These moves will benefit Siemens by strengthening the bondsbetween the company's European and American divisions, Deery said.That should lead to a more competitive company as Siemens becomesmore responsive to the needs of equipment users in the U.S.
"We've done everything we can to improve communicationsand sometimes that involves a change of personnel," Deerysaid. "We feel the American view on what a product shouldbe like is very important, and Tom (Miller) has been here sincethe start of MRI at Siemens."
Edward H. Richards, vice president of sales and marketing atASHS, was formerly with mobile imaging competitor Maxum Healthof Dallas, where he served as sales manager. Richard W. Townley,vice president and general manager of contract services, was vicepresident with BOC/Airco, an international industrial gas andhealth-care company.
ASHS has trimmed unprofitable service businesses and pulleditself out from under a large debt load. The firm had a slightprofit of $34,000 in its first quarter of 1992 (end-March), comparedto a loss (before extraordinary item) of $66,000 in the same periodof 1991. The extraordinary item last year was a gain of $2 millionfrom the repurchase of senior subordinated debt at a discount.Revenue, however, dipped for the first quarter, from $15.7 millionin 1991 to $14 million this year.
Corday was previously president and CEO of Goldcor of Chicago,a consulting firm specializing in health-care acquisitions. Shereplaces senior vice president Joseph M. O'Hehir, who left thefirm this year to start up his own medical imaging consultingbusiness (SCAN 5/6/92).