Richard Eaton to retire as MITA’s director of industry programs

Richard Eaton, currently serving as the director of industry programs for the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), will retire next month after 26 years with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and MITA.

Eaton joined NEMA as an industry manager in 1988. Since then, his teams have written standards in ultrasound, nuclear medicine, IT and more. He also helped coordinate a number of large-scale research projects, including the extracorporeal lithotripter clinical trial.

“Rich’s dry sense of humor, his positive attitude and his expertise will be sorely missed,” said Gail Rodriquez, PhD, executive director of MITA.

Eaton’s retirement will be effective April 15.