LOS ANGELES, July 1 Medical Tactile Incorporated (MTI)announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Denis A. O'Connor asChief Executive Officer of the company effective June 23, 2008.
An experienced medical device executive, Mr. O'Connor has held seniormanagement positions at Philips Medical Systems, Sony Medical Systems andLockheed Martin Medical Systems. In addition, Mr. O'Connor has been thechief executive officer of several emerging medical device companies, where hehas been responsible for the overall financing, organization, strategy andcommercialization of those enterprises.
"It is with great pleasure we welcome Denis O'Connor to Medical TactileIncorporated. We are extremely pleased to have an executive of Denis' caliberassume the leadership of our very promising company," stated Mr. Steve Weiss,Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Denis' extensive track record incommercializing medical technologies and growing entrepreneurial businessesmade him the ideal CEO candidate for our company. We are confident thatDenis' skills position him for continued success as Medical Tactile,Incorporated's leader during its next stage of growth."
"I am impressed with the results that the SureTouch system hasdemonstrated. I feel confident that the product will have a key role in theearly detection and assessment of breast cancer here in the US andinternationally," commented Denis A. O'Connor. "Dr. Jae Son, MTI's founder,has done a tremendous job bringing the company to its current level and I amlooking forward to working with him to maximize long-term sustainable growthfor MTI's shareholders."
"I am looking forward to working very closely with Denis as his skills andmotivation in business complements my technical skills," said Dr. Son, whowill be responsible for developing SureTouch III and SureTouch Home models inconcert with a major telecommunications company. "Mr. O'Connor will beresponsible for the business and clinical development activities for thecurrent product."
About Medical Tactile, Inc.
Medical Tactile, Inc., is a leading developer of pre-mammographytechnologies for the detection and assessment of cancer and other diseases ofthe breast. Medical Tactile's mission is to improve the quality andcost-effectiveness of healthcare services in this area. For more information,contact Denis O'Connor at 201.378.0710 or [email protected]
, or visitthe MTI website at http://www.medicaltactile.com.
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