Vital Images appoints new VP

March 5, 2003

Philip I. Smith has been named vice president of corporate development at Vital Images. The position was created to drive growth through the development of strategic relationships that will broaden sales and marketing channels and integrate new

Philip I. Smith has been named vice president of corporate development at Vital Images. The position was created to drive growth through the development of strategic relationships that will broaden sales and marketing channels and integrate new technologies. Smith will also be charged with pursuing any merger and acquisition efforts undertaken by the company.

Smith is an 11-year veteran of corporate finance, strategic planning, and market development positions in medical technology companies. Prior to joining Vital Images, he worked for two early-stage medical technology companies: as president and CEO of Thermonix in Minneapolis, and as vice president of marketing and business development for Image-Guided Neurologics in Melbourne, FL. Smith was previously an investment banker in the medical technology group of the investment firm US Bancorp Piper Jaffray and held senior sales positions at GE Medical Systems.