Sysmex Canada BOD Elects Robert Edward Degnan as President and COO, Nick Kawato as Secretary

Sysmex Canada BOD Elects Robert Edward Degnan as President and COO, Nick Kawato 
as Secretary 
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 --  Sysmex Canada, Inc.,
a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysmex America, Inc., today announced
that its Board of Directors has elected Robert Edward Degnan as
President and Chief Operating Officer, and Shinichi (Nick) Kawato as
Secretary for the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Both men
will report directly to John Kershaw, President & Chief Executive
Officer, Sysmex America, Inc. Carl Rocha, General Manager, Sysmex
Canada, will maintain oversight of the company's day-to-day
operations.  
"Bob and Nick are tremendous business leaders with a strong
understanding of our operations in the western hemisphere and
globally, and they have the ability to ensure a high level of
productivity and market share growth acceleration in the Canadian
market," said John Kershaw. "As inspired executives and innovators,
they will intensify efforts in this market to deliver exceptional
customer care, optimize organizational efficiencies, and successfully
lead Sysmex Canada for the future." 
In his additional role, Degnan is responsible for steering and
executing the company's business strategy in the Canadian market and
has oversight for all aspects of operations, including marketing,
sales, and technical service functions. He will focus on greater
autonomy in the Canadian market while leveraging the core strengths
and shared services of Sysmex America to impact customer support,
quality care and value. Degnan will continue to serve as Sysmex
America's Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations and as a
member of the company's Executive Steering Committee. He will remain
a member of the Board of Directors for Sysmex America and Sysmex
Canada.  
Degnan is a 25-year veteran of the clinical diagnostics industry. He
joined Sysmex in 2006 as Vice President of Sales, where he led market
share expansion for four consecutive years. Degnan's executive
experience also includes tenure with Roche Diagnostics where he held
a number of senior sales positions, including Area
Director-Northeast, Systems and Reagents and National Director of
Sales for the Molecular Group. 
Kawato is a long-term executive with Sysmex Corporation. He is
responsible for business planning for the American region (U.S.,
Canada, Latin America & the Caribbean) and will focus on
restructuring and integrating business units to more strongly support
product and market development. He will continue to serve as
Executive Vice President of Business Planning for Sysmex America in
addition to his newly elected post as Secretary for the Board of
Directors of Sysmex Canada.  
Prior to his recent appointment as EVP, Sysmex America, Kawato served
as a Corporate Business Planning Director at Sysmex Corporation,
Kobe, Japan, where he led the development of mid- and long-term
business strategies and structural planning. There, he also worked in
IVD Business Development and in partnership with Roche and Siemens.
Motivated by a calling to serve in healthcare, Kawato started in
sales and was one of the first to participate in Sysmex Corporation's
global business training program. He has moved through progressive
leadership roles at the company since 1995 and brings to Sysmex
Canada a strong background in business development and sales
globally.  
About Sysmex Canada, Inc.
 Sysmex Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Sysmex America, Inc., is the Canadian headquarters of
Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan). Sysmex is a world leader in
clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical
diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers
for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of
diagnostic science while providing the management information tools
that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for
people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex Canada, please
visit www.sysmex.ca. 
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Contact: 
Pam Shearman
Assistant Director, Marketing Communications
847 996 4365 
mediarelations@sysmex.com 
 
 
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