Lothar Koob Joins EDGE Medical Devices Board of Directors
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Industry Veteran Sees Huge Promise in Affordable, High-Quality Digital Radiography Equipment
RAANANA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EDGE Medical Devices, the developer and manufacturer of Plasma DRTMflat-panel X-ray detector technology and the Universal Retrofit Kit for digital radiography, today announced the appointment of Lothar Koob, General Partner of Extera Partners, to its board of directors.
Mr. Koob joins the EDGE board of directors with nearly 30 years of experience in the medical imaging industry. He is co-founder of business advisory group Extera Partners, and throughout his career has been involved in almost every major medical imaging modality including CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Ophthalmic Imaging.
Mr. Koob has been involved in multiple cross-border acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and global R&D projects. He holds several board positions with active operational roles in leading international companies in Europe and the United States. During his career, Mr. Koob has served as General Manager (GM) of the worldwide Ultrasound and MRI businesses for Siemens Medical Systems, President of the worldwide Ophthalmic Systems business for Zeiss/Humphrey, and Executive Vice President of Analogic Corporation.
According to EDGE Chairman of the Board, Dr. Uri Geiger, “We are proud to bring the renowned and distinguished leadership of Lothar Koob to our Board of Directors. His belief in EDGE’s business strategy, technological innovation and market opportunity further validates the company’s promise for market leadership and success.”
About EDGE Medical Devices
EDGE Medical Devices (www.edge-medical.com) is the developer and manufacturer of Plasma DRTM flat-panel X-ray detector technology for digital radiography and Universal Retrofit Kit. Plasma DRTM offers a price/performance breakthrough by eliminating the complex Thin Film Transistor technology used for image readout in other flat-panel detectors. EDGE works with OEMs, Integrators and VARs to bring high quality digital radiography to all diagnostic imaging settings, from private imaging facilities to community hospitals to major medical centers.