Endoscopy leader PENTAX Medical names new president for Americas

Endoscopy at the hospital. Doctor holding endoscope before gastroscopy. Medical examination

Montvale-based PENTAX Medical has appointed David Harrison as president of the Americas, effective July 1, following the departure of Ojas Buch.

In his new role, Harrison will lead the PENTAX Medical team in its continued mission to improve patient outcomes and enrich the patient and provider experience by empowering every member of the care team to achieve optimal outcomes.

Harrison joined PENTAX in September 2014 and has over 30 years of experience working in medical device, pharmaceuticals and consumer health care product companies in sales, marketing and general management leadership roles in Canada and the U.S.

Within PENTAX Medical, he has led the company as president of PENTAX Canada Inc. and chief commercial officer, Americas, serving the U.S., Canada and Latin Americas markets.

“With extensive health care industry experience, David is a transformative leader with deep knowledge and appreciation for customer needs, systems integration, therapeutic devices, service and innovation,” Rainer Burkard, global president of PENTAX Medical, said. “We look forward to David’s leadership in driving the launch of our new product platforms in GI and ENT that are under review by the FDA for clearance; platforms that will substantially address the triple aim needs of health care providers and patients. Under his leadership, in close collaboration with our global teams, we will further deepen customer engagement and exchange with our R&D teams in the coming years.”

“I am proud to serve PENTAX Medical alongside a dedicated team in the Americas. There are many opportunities to grow partnerships with customers, key opinion leaders and industry experts in serving our patients. It is through collaboration and innovation that PENTAX Medical anticipates and solves the challenges of our customers,” Harrison said. “I look forward to working with our team in advancing the PENTAX Medical mission to improve the standard of patient care and quality of health care delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on ‘Quality, Innovation and Simplicity.'”