People: Varian Medical Systems Inc (VAR.N)

VAR.N on New York Stock Exchange

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21 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Andrew Eckert

52 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Dow Wilson

54 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Elisha Finney

52 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President - Finance

Clarence Verhoef

58 2012 Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

John Kuo

50 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kolleen Kennedy

54 2011 Senior Vice President, President - Oncology Systems

Sunny Sanyal

49 2014 Senior Vice President; President, Imaging Components Businesses

Susan Bostrom

53 2004 Independent Director

Regina Dugan

51 2013 Independent Director

David Illingworth

60 2011 Independent Director

Mark Laret

59 2007 Independent Director

Ruediger Naumann-Etienne

67 2003 Independent Director

Erich Reinhardt

67 2012 Independent Director

Venkatraman Thyagarajan

68 2008 Independent Director

Spencer Sias

Vice President - Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

R. Andrew Eckert

Mr. R. Andrew Eckert is Independent Chairman of the Board of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He has served on the board of Varian Medical Systems since 2004, and has served in the capacity of independent lead director since 2012. He is CEO of CRC Health Corporation and has served previously as CEO for several healthcare and software companies, including Eclipsys Corporation, SumTotal Systems, Inc., and ADAC Laboratories. Eckert is recognized for his knowledge of Varian and his extensive experience serving in medical imaging and healthcare information management as well as his expertise in operational, financial, strategic planning, product development and marketing matters.

Dow Wilson

Mr. Dow R. Wilson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Wilson served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 through September 2012 and as Corporate Executive Vice President and President, Oncology Systems from August 2005 through September 2011. Mr. Wilson served as Corporate Vice President and President, Oncology Systems from January 2005 to August 2005. Prior to joining the Company in January 2005, Mr. Wilson was Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare-Information Technologies business in General Electric (a diversified technology and services company), from 2003 to 2005. During the previous 18 years, Mr. Wilson held various management positions within General Electric. Mr. Wilson holds a B.A. degree in English from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business. Mr. Wilson has served on the board of directors of Saba Software, Inc. (an e-learning software provider) since August 2006 and in August 2011 was named the lead independent director of that board. Mr. Wilson was appointed to the company Board of Directors effective September 29, 2012.

Elisha Finney

Ms. Elisha W. Finney is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President - Finance of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Ms. Finney served as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 through January 2012 and as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 1999 to January 2005. Ms. Finney served as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 through January 2012 and as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 1999 to January 2005. Ms. Finney has held various other positions, including Treasurer, during her 25 years with the Company. Ms. Finney holds a B.B.A. degree in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Ms. Finney joined the board of Altera Corporation (a supplier of custom logic solutions) in August 2011.

Clarence Verhoef

Mr. Clarence R. Verhoef is Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of Varian Medical Systems Inc. From May 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Verhoef served as the Company’s Vice President and Operations Controller, and from September 2006 to May 2012, he served as the Controller for the Company’s X-ray Products business. Prior to joining the Company, from 2003 to September 2006, Mr. Verhoef served as the Chief Financial Officer of Techniscan Medical Systems Inc. (a developer of ultrasound technology), and prior to that held various finance management positions with GE Healthcare and other medical imaging equipment companies. Mr. Verhoef holds a B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Utah.

John Kuo

Mr. John W. Kuo is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Vice President and General Counsel from July 2005 through January 2012 and as Corporate Secretary since February 2005. Mr. Kuo joined the Company as Senior Corporate Counsel in March 2003 and became Associate General Counsel in March 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kuo was General Counsel and Secretary at BroadVision, Inc. (an e-commerce software provider) in 2002 and held senior legal positions at 3Com Corporation (a networking equipment provider) from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Kuo has previously been with the law firms of Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) and Fulbright & Jaworski. Mr. Kuo holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Kolleen Kennedy

Ms. Kolleen T. Kennedy is Senior Vice President, President - Oncology Systems of Varian Medical Systems Inc. From January 2006 through September 2011, Ms. Kennedy served as Vice President, Oncology Systems Customer Service and Support. Prior to that, Ms. Kennedy was the Company’s Vice President, Oncology Systems Marketing, Product Management and Engineering from September 2004 to January 2006. Prior to becoming Vice President, Ms. Kennedy served in various marketing management positions since she joined the Company in 1997. Ms. Kennedy holds a B.S. degree in Radiation Oncology and a B.S. degree in Psychology, both from Wayne State University, as well as an M.B.A. in Medical Physics from the University of Colorado.

Sunny Sanyal

Mr. Sunny Sanyal has been appointed as Senior Vice President; President, Imaging Components Businesses of the company., effective February 3, 2014. Prior to joining T-System, a privately-held company providing information technology solutions and services to hospitals and urgent care facilities, Sanyal was president of McKesson Provider Technologies, where he led the company to significant market expansion with its clinical IT solutions. He also worked for GE Healthcare, Accenture and IDX Systems. Sanyal has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bombay.

Susan Bostrom

Ms. Susan L. Bostrom is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Former Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Worldwide Government Affairs of Cisco Systems, Inc. (a networking equipment provider) from January 2006 to January 2011. From February 2000 to January 2006, Senior Vice President of Cisco Systems, taking on responsibility for Worldwide Government Affairs in October 2002 and becoming Chief Marketing Officer in January 2006. From 1998 to February 2000, Vice President of the Internet Business Solutions Group at Cisco Systems. Ms. Bostrom is a director of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (an electronic design company).

Regina Dugan

Ms. Regina E. Dugan, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems Inc., effective December 15, 2013. He is Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Products since March 2012 at Google’s Motorola Mobility LLC (a mobile technology company Google acquired in May 2012). Previously, director of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, a research and development organization of the U.S. Department of Defense) from July 2009 to March 2012. From 2005 to July 2009, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of RedXDefense LLC (a security solutions company) and from 2001 to July 2009, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Dugan Ventures (an investment firm), where Ms. Dugan still serves as a non-voting partner.

David Illingworth

Mr. David J. Illingworth is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Retired; former Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew plc (an orthopedic devices company) from July 2007 until April 2011. From 2002 until July 2007, Chief Operating Officer and division president at Smith & Nephew. Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, he served in senior management roles for XL Vision, Inc., VidaMed, Inc., Nellcore Puritan Bennett LLC and GE Medical Systems. Mr. Illingworth served as a director of Smith & Nephew in the past five years.

Mark Laret

Mr. Mark R. Laret is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer of University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) Medical Center since April 2000. Chief Executive Officer of University of California, Irvine Medical Center from 1995 to March 2000. Mr. Laret is on the board of directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. (a provider of voice and language solutions).

Ruediger Naumann-Etienne

Dr. Ruediger Naumann-Etienne, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Owner and Managing Director of Intertec Group (an investment company specializing in the medical technology field) since 1989. Mr. Naumann-Etienne is a director of Encision Inc. (a provider of laparoscopic surgery instruments) and IRIDEX Corporation (a provider of light-based medical systems and delivery devices). He was chairman of the board of directors of Cardiac Science Corporation from 2006 to 2010, and was also a director of BioRad Laboratories, Inc. in the past five years. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Naumann-Etienne was chairman of the board of directors of OEC Medical Systems (since acquired by General Electric Company).

Erich Reinhardt

Prof. Dr. Erich R. Reinhardt, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems Inc. He served in management roles at Siemens Healthcare (formerly Siemens Medical Solutions), including President and CEO from 1994 to 2008. He is currently Chairman of Medical Valley Europaische Metropol Region in Nürnberg in Germany. Reinhardt also serves on the boards of a private healthcare company, a hospital and a research institute in Germany. He has advanced degrees from the University of Stuttgart in Germany where he earned his Ph.D. in engineering in 1989 and an MA in electrical engineering in 1972.

Venkatraman Thyagarajan

Mr. Venkatraman Thyagarajan is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Retired; former Senior Vice President and Area Director for GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pacific (a global pharmaceutical company) from January 2003 to April 2008. From January 2001 to December 2002, Vice President for South Asia for GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pacific and Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (an Indian pharmaceutical company). Mr. Thyagarajan is vice chairman of the board of directors of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and a director of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (an Indian software company).

Spencer Sias

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