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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom, 2010/07/12 - GE Healthcare, a business unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), announced today the appointment of Anne LeGrand as Vice President and General Manager, of the company’s global X-ray business. NYSE: GE
LeGrand joins GE Healthcare from Philips Healthcare, where she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of their ultrasound business unit, a $1 billion business with more than two thousand employees worldwide.
Prior to Philips, LeGrand held a corporate officer position at Eastman Kodak as Vice President and General Manager of Output Systems and Mammography Solutions in Kodak’s Health Imaging Sector. She also held positions with Kodak as regional General Manager, Greater Asia Region for Health Imaging, with responsibility for the entire medical business across 22 countries.
“With more than 25 years of experience in the medical imaging industry, Anne’s business acumen, deep global experience, and strong operational focus provide the skill set we need to drive the X-Ray business beyond traditional boundaries and deliver unique solutions to our customers,” said Omar Ishrak, senior vice president of GE, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems.
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