Sunrise Medical taps new president, CEO

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical’s board of directors has appointed Thomas Babacan as the company’s new president and CEO. Prior to joining Sunrise, Babacan was the CEO of AHT Cooling Systems, a global producer for commercial refrigeration and freezing systems; and CEO of VAG-Group, a manufacturer of water solutions. “In Thomas Babacan, Sunrise Medical has found a president and CEO who in his previous positions has demonstrated strong leadership and strategic skills,” said Johan Ek, chairman of Sunrise. “Thomas, with his global sales and operations experience, is well suited to lead Sunrise Medical on its ambitious growth journey.” Babacan will start his new position on Nov. 1. Former president and CEO Thomas Rossnagel announced in May 2017 that he would leave the company for family reasons. Ek has been serving as acting CEO.