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Hansen Medical Names Robert Cathcart Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Medical Technology Industry Veteran of Nearly 30 Years Has Significant Sales Management Experience in Interventional Cardiology
By: Marketwire .
Jan. 16, 2013 04:01 PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that Robert (Bob) Cathcart has joined the Company in the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Mr. Cathcart will report directly to Bruce Barclay, President and Chief Executive Officer. The creation of this position will allow Hansen Medical to most efficiently execute its global sales strategy.
Mr. Cathcart has nearly 30 years of increasingly senior sales management experience in both domestic and international roles in the medical technology industry with large and small companies. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Cathcart worked at Datascope Corporation (acquired by Maquet), where he served as the Division President and Vice President of Sales in the Cardiac Assist Division, and later the President of the Interventional Products Division. While leading the Datascope Cardiac Assist Division, Mr. Cathcart led the successful restructuring of the sales organization in 2002, managed a 70 person sales and clinical team and developed a sales training department. During his four year tenure as Division President of Datascope Interventional Products, he helped to launch three new products and drove expansion into Europe and Asia.
"Bob is a strategic leader with extensive commercial and senior management experience in the medical technology industry -- specifically interventional cardiology -- and is a great fit for Hansen Medical," said Bruce Barclay, President and CEO of Hansen Medical. "He has demonstrated success in developing high-performing national and international sales organizations, and delivering growth across multiple product lines, including capital equipment and interventional products. With Bob's global experience and leadership, we will continue to advance our commercial strategy to demonstrate the truly platform-changing capability of intravascular robotics with our Sensei and Magellan Robotic Systems."
Prior to joining Hansen Medical, Mr. Cathcart served as the Chief Commercial Officer of surgical medical device start-up, HyperBranch Medical Technology, where he was responsible for all sales and marketing in international markets, including Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. Earlier, he served as the President and CEO of FlowCo, Inc./3DT Holdings, a privately-held medical device company focused on interventional cardiology. Mr. Cathcart has also led the sales functions of Promedix Inc., Bard Access Systems and MedChem Products. He began his career at Davis + Geck, where he served as a sales representative, global training manager, regional manager, and eventually area director of the endo-surgery division. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University.
"As Hansen Medical's commercial momentum continues to grow, I am pleased to be joining the team at such a critical juncture in the Company's development," said Mr. Cathcart. "I believe that Hansen Medical's intravascular robotic technology offers the clinical and economic value increasingly demanded by physicians and hospitals in today's challenging healthcare environment."
About Hansen Medical, Inc.
Hansen Medical, Heart Design (Logo), Hansen Medical (with Heart Design), Sensei and Lynx are registered trademarks, and Magellan and NorthStar are trademarks of Hansen Medical, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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