MUNDELEIN, Ill., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced that Andrew (Andy) Hay has been named as Sysmex America's Vice President of Sales effective immediately. Hay, a long-time Sysmex employee, is responsible for leading all direct sales, distributor sales, corporate accounts, sales training and sales operational activities for the U.S. Region. Hay reports directly to Bob Degnan, Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations. Sysmex America is the U.S. headquarters for Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan and has oversight of the corporation's subsidiaries in Canada and Latin America.
Hay's tenure with Sysmex spans over a twenty-year period beginning with his first company position as a Sales Representative for Northern UK. From this position, his career progressed through product marketing and company management within the UK, with a global responsibility in R & D. After assisting with the establishment of Sysmex UK in 1991, Hay relocated to Indianapolis where he worked for Sysmex as the Distributor Manager located at Roche Diagnostics until the establishment of Sysmex America, Inc. in 2003. Since that time, Hay has played a key role in Sysmex's U.S. operations. Prior to his promotion to Vice President of Sales, Hay served as the company's Assistant Vice President of Corporate Accounts. Hay is also the recipient of Sysmex Corporation's 2007 Presidential Award.
"Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as Vice President of Sales, both internally from a company perspective as well as with his experience and expertise in the clinical diagnostics industry. We trust that his expanded areas of responsibilities will mutually benefit the growth of Sysmex America while simultaneously empowering our sales team with customer-driven focus. We look forward to Andy's contributions for many more y