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Philips NA gets new leader

January 12, 2018HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the NETHERLANDS - Vitor Rocha, who previously led Philips' global ultrasound business, has succeeded Brent Shafer as CEO of Philips North America, the company announced this week.Rocha is now part of Philips' executive committee and reports to Philips CEO Frans van Houten.“Vitor's health technology expertise, personal leadership and deep experience in the North American market will enable him to lead the expansion of Philips' health technology leadership in the region,” said...

CEO, Philips North America, Vitor Rocha


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People news: Merits Health, Philips Respiratory

January 12, 2018HME News Staff

Cape Coral, Fla.-based Merits Health Products has promoted Kevin Liu to president and Chris Blackmore to vice president of sales and business development. Liu has helped the company launch two new divisions, Avid Rehab for complex rehab and Pilot for home accessibility. He has also helped the company open new distribution centers and increase internal operating efficiencies. For his part, Blackmore has helped Merits increase sales by 300% in the past three yearsÖ Brent Shafer, CEO of North America...

Brent Shafer, Chris Blackmore, Kevin Liu, Merits, Philips North America


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Royal Philips promotes Brent Shafer

February 5, 2014HME News Staff

ANDOVER, Mass. - Brent Shafer has been named CEO of Philips North America. Shafer, previously CEO of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, is responsible for strengthening the company's entrepreneurship, and growing revenue and market share in the U.S. and Canada. He will report directly to Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten. Shafer succeeds Greg Sebasky, who retired on Feb. 3.

Brent Shafer, Philips North America