SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Vittorio Puppo, M.D., has joined Accuray as General Manager of the EIMEA (Europe India Middle East and Africa) region, effective May 17, 2010.
Prior to joining Accuray, Puppo worked for Covidien, a healthcare device and supply company, where he served most recently as the EMEA President of the Surgical Devices division, and as EMEA President of the Imaging division. Prior to joining Covidien, Puppo worked in a variety of roles at Amersham Health, an imaging diagnostics and therapy company, which was later acquired by GE Healthcare. During his career Puppo has worked and lived in Italy, UK, France and Switzerland.
"Vittorio Puppo's established experience in the healthcare industry throughout Europe will help us lead teams to continue to grow market share throughout this region," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Accuray Incorporated. "We are very excited to have him on board and see this as a major step toward the success of our regional business model and worldwide expansion of the CyberKnife System."
Puppo will report to Accuray's president and chief executive officer, and will be fully responsible for leading finance, sales, service and marketing for the EIMEA region.