Navigation Links
Gumz to Retire as President and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Date:5/20/2011

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) today announced that F. Mark Gumz, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the company effective May 31. Karl Watanabe, current OCA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be promoted to President – Corporate, OCA. In this new role, Watanabe will report to Michael C. Woodford, Olympus Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer, who will become the Chief Executive of OCA in addition to his role as Chairman.  

"I've always admired individuals who know when it's time to move on. This is the right time for me.  Over the last few months, we've put in place new leadership in our businesses. We have made progress but there is more work to do and the new leadership is best positioned to execute the plans," Gumz stated. "As rewarding as I've found my nearly 20 years at Olympus, which represents half of my career, there are still some things I want to do in my life. I'm announcing my decision now so that I can pursue those possibilities."

Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, Chairman and CEO of Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, the parent company of OCA, said, "Under Mark's strong leadership, the company has developed and grown, serving the needs of our customers not only in the U.S. market, but also those in Canada and the important and rapidly developing markets in Latin America. I would like to publicly express my sincere thanks to Mark, on behalf of myself and my Board colleagues, for his considerable contribution to Olympus over the years."  

In addition to his role as CEO, to which he was appointed on April 1, 2008, Gumz is President and Chief Operating Officer of Olympus America Inc., to which he was appointed on January 1, 2000. In 2008 he was named an Executive Officer of Olympus Corporation, the first American to achieve this distinction, and serves in the Global Management Office for the parent company. He was made an Executive Managing Officer of Olympus Corporation in April 2011.  

Gumz began his career with The General Electric Company and held management positions with the Marubeni America Corporation. He also ran his own international trading company for nearly 15 years. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and holds a B.A. in Humanities from The Ohio State University.

About Olympus

Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Mayo Clinic: Retired National Football League Linemen Have High Incidence of Sleep Apnea
2. Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease
3. Cord Blood America Continues to Reduce Debt; Three Notes Retired
4. Dr. Steven M. Paul to Retire from Lilly as Executive Vice President, Science and Technology, President, Lilly Research Laboratories; Dr. Jan M. Lundberg, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Discovery Research, AstraZeneca, Named his Successor
5. Retirement Living TV Premieres Season Two of Whole Body Health
6. RetireSafe Announces Intention to Key Vote Senator Dorgans Drug Importation Amendment (SA 2793)
7. RetireSafe Urges Senate to Defeat Senate Amendment 2793 -- Says Senator Dorgans Drug Importation Plan Puts Seniors at Risk
8. Xacore Partners With ESSE, Headed by Retired Army Four Star General, to Tackle Military Hearing Loss
9. ERT Announces Upcoming Retirement of Michael McKelvey as Chief Executive Officer
10. Len DeBenedictis Retires as Chief Technology Officer of Solta Medical, Inc.
11. PDL BioPharma Announces Retirement of $54.3 Million of 2.75% Convertible Notes Due 2023
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... , February 27, 2017 Now ... the pharmaceutical companies that are most successful at developing and ... ... you gave the same molecule to two different companies in ... Based on systematic, objective analysis of each company,s performance ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... SEATTLE , Feb. 27, 2017  CTI BioPharma Corp. ... of Adam Craig , M.D., Ph.D., as President and ... Directors effective March 20, 2017. Dr. Craig succeeds Richard ... serve on the company,s Board of Directors.  Dr. Craig has ... development in both the US and Europe ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... 2017 The Dutch secure mobile ... use at the security level RESTRICTED. The solution thus meets ... for the communication of classified information. ... Sectra and Samsung have a ... smartphone solution. Sectra Tiger/R is developed by Sectra under guidance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... ... healthcare automation intelligence company based in New York. , “Ensuring an intuitive, user-friendly ... workflow remains unaltered. Those two fundamental reasons are the reasons this acquisition is ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... overall body strength, which often leads to a host of health issues, including ... the American Geriatrics Society discovered that good overall muscle strength in older ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... ... The threat of nuclear warfare has long plagued this world. In July ... testing of nuclear weapons. Years later, when her co-workers began dying, Dot started searching ... Testing,” Clayton exposes the critical decisions made by agencies involved in the nuclear testing ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. – Peer-reviewed guidelines ... despite scientific studies, the Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) and Infectious Diseases ... Kenneth B. Liegner, M.D. has compiled into a single volume a compelling argument that ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... , ... New Jersey ranks among the top five states in the entire ... for advanced services is growing. , Project WE vs C is a focused ... their non-profit partners in their fight against cancer and in support of their shared ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):