PEABODY, Mass., Oct. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), a leading provider of medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced today that Shalabh Chandra has joined the Company as vice president and general manager of Analogic Asia. Chandra will be responsible for leading the Company's growth strategy in Asia focusing primarily on new business development in China. He will be based in Analogic's new Shanghai, China, facility.
Chandra joins Analogic from Philips Healthcare where he held key leadership positions over a 15-year career. Most recently, he served as general manager of the MR Patient Monitoring Group based in Orlando, Florida. Prior to this, as director of strategic marketing/program management of the Philips Medical CT business, he successfully led a cross-cultural, cross-functional team charged with the development, manufacturing, and marketing of CT systems for a joint venture company based in Shenyang, China. Before this he was clinical science director for the Philips Medical CT business.
Jim Green, Analogic's president and CEO, said, "I am pleased to welcome Shalabh to Analogic. His experience in managing medical technology businesses, coupled with his knowledge of the China market, makes him extremely valuable to our team. His rich experience in strategic management, marketing, and new product development will help drive the growth of our OEM medical imaging and ultrasound businesses in Asia."
Chandra's education includes a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in biomedical engineering from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG), headquartered in Peabody, Mass., is a high-technology company that designs and manufactures advanced medical imaging and security systems and subsystems sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in the healthcare and homeland security markets. We are recognized worldwide for advancing state-of-the-art technology in the areas of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital radiography, ultrasound, and automatic explosives detection for airport security. Our OEM customers incorporate our technology into systems that they in turn sell for various medical and security applications. We also sell our ultrasound products directly to clinical end-user markets through our direct worldwide sales force under the brand name BK Medical. For more information, visit .
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