PENTAX Medical names Burkard to chief commercial officer for the Americas

PENTAX Medical, a Montvale-based health care diagnostics and therapeutics company, announced on Monday that Rainer Burkard has been appointed to chief commercial officer for the Americas region, effective Aug. 1.

Burkard assumed the role in addition to his current one as president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will now provide direction on GI and ENT sales and marketing as well as guide and oversee his region’s commercial activities.

“During Rainer Burkard’s years as EMEA President, with great dedication and leadership, he successfully transformed EMEA to the highest-performing and most consistent region in PENTAX Medical, providing for significant growth over market rate,” Gerald W. Bottero, global president of PENTAX Medical, said. “I am confident Mr. Burkard will now extend his knowledge and experience to augment the success and momentum of the Americas as the organization strives towards serving its customers more effectively.”

Previously, Burkard joined HOYA in 2002 within Vision Care. Before that, he headed the business development activities of Vision Care globally. After more than decade, he was promoted to PENTAX Medical as the EMEA president.

“I am honored to become a member of the Americas region. While current events have presented a more challenging environment, I am confident we will address all barriers to become the preferred choice in flexible endoscopy systems, solutions, and related products in the Americas region,” Burkard said. “With our robust portfolio of solutions and upcoming innovations I am looking forward to working with the team to supporting facilities’ Triple Aim objectives.”