TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Profound Medical Corp. (“Profound” or “Company”) (TSXV:PRN), a medical device company developing and commercializing a unique, minimally invasive treatment to ablate the prostate gland in prostate cancer patients, today announced that Hartmut Warnken will join the Company in the role of Vice President, International Sales.
Mr. Warnken is a senior manager with proven success in sales and marketing within the medical technology industry. Mr. Warnken was most recently Vice President & General Manager Europe, Middle East, Japan and Asia Pacific, Managing Director/Officer for IMRIS Pte. Ltd., IMRIS Germany GmbH and IMRIS KK Japan. Prior to his 6 years at IMRIS, Mr. Warnken was with BrainLAB for 7 years, his most recent position being that of Division Director Integrated Operating Room Solutions. He holds an MBA from ESCP-Europe Business School and a M.Eng. from Augsburg College.
Mr. Warnken will report to Steve Plymale, CEO and will lead the development and design of the sales strategy and communicate the vision to reach revenue growth goals.
“We are very pleased to welcome Hartmut to the Profound Medical team. His depth of knowledge in managing entire business operations will ensure his success in building and managing Profound Medical’s International Sales Team,” said Steve Plymale, CEO, Profound Medical Corp. “With our anticipated foray into the European market in 2016, Hartmut is poised to provide the medical community and patients with what we believe to be the new standard of care for localized prostate cancer.”
About Profound Medical Corp.
Profound Medical is a Canadian medical device company that has developed a unique and minimally invasive treatment to ablate prostate tissue in patients with prostate cancer. Profound’s novel technology combines real-time MR imaging with transurethral therapeutic ultrasound and closed-loop thermal feedback control. It provides a highly precise treatment tailored to patient-specific anatomy and pathology. This method of prostate ablation offers short treatment times and low morbidity, allowing for fast patient recovery. The potential of this technology is currently being demonstrated in clinical trials. For more information, visit profoundmedical.com
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