WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., June 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IRADIMED CORPORATION (NASDAQ:IRMD) announced today that its Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint current President and Chief Executive Officer, Roger Susi, as Chairman of the Board. The appointment was effective as of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held on June 10, 2016. Mr. Susi’s appointment is the result of the resignation of Jim Hawkins from the Company’s Board of Directors that was effective as of the date of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.
“I am honored to be appointed Chairman and look forward to leading IRADIMED through the next phase of new product introductions and continued growth. I thank Jim for his many years of service and for setting a tremendous example of leadership,” said Mr. Susi.
About Roger Susi
Mr. Susi is IRADIMED’s founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President and a director from inception. He has over 25 years of management experience in the medical device industry, including as a founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Invivo Research Inc., a medical device company and the predecessor to Invivo Corporation, which established MRI-safe patient monitoring. Mr. Susi served as a director of Invivo Corporation from 1998 through 2000 and as President of Invivo Research Inc. from 1979 through 1998. Mr. Susi is a biomedical engineer and received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1977.
About IRADIMED CORPORATION
IRADIMED CORPORATION is the only known provider of non-magnetic intravenous (IV) infusion pump systems that are specifically designed to be safe for use during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. We were the first to develop an infusion delivery system that largely eliminates many of the dangers and problems present during MRI procedures. Standard infusion pumps contain magnetic and electronic components which can create radio frequency (RF) interference and are dangerous to operate in the presence of the powerful magnet that drives an MRI system. Our patented MRidium MRI compatible IV infusion pump system has been designed with a non-magnetic ultrasonic motor, uniquely-designed non-ferrous parts and other special features in order to safely and predictably deliver anesthesia and other IV fluids during various MRI procedures. Our pump solution provides a seamless approach that enables accurate, safe and dependable fluid delivery before, during and after an MRI scan, which is important to critically-ill patients who cannot be removed from their vital medications, and children and infants who must generally be sedated in order to remain immobile during an MRI scan.
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