President of Sectra North America killed in crash

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John Goble, PhD, president of Sectra’s North American medical business was tragically killed Nov. 7 in a helicopter accident in the vicinity of Adelanto Airport in California. Goble, 58, had led Sectra’s medical operations in the U.S. since 1997.

”This is very sad news for all of us at Sectra. John Goble has been a strong and committed leader of our North American business for the past 12 years. John was a great person to work with, a close friend, as well as a very competent colleague,” said Torbjörn Kronander, MD, president of Sectra Medical Systems.

Sectra has appointed Tom Giordano acting president of Sectra North America. Giordano, former vice president of marketing at Philips North America, has worked in executive positions at Philips Medical Systems since 1977. Since 2005, Giordano has been a Sectra North America board member and management consultant.