Peter Gaccione joins Elekta’s Executive Management as head of North America

STOCKHOLM, June 1, 2017 – Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) has appointed Peter (Pete) Gaccione as Executive Vice President for Region North America and member of the Executive Management team, effective immediately, succeeding Bill Yaeger, who has decided to leave Elekta to pursue his career elsewhere.

Pete Gaccione is currently Senior Vice President Latin America at Elekta. During his 20 years at the company, he fulfilled leadership roles in global marketing, service and sales. Before joining Elekta, Gaccione worked for 15 years at Siemens Medical Systems in various roles of its oncology business, including Director Oncology Sales and Marketing.

Pete will lead Region North America and temporarily lead Region Latin America until a successor for the latter has been appointed. In his new role, he will report directly to Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO.

Richard Hausmann, says: “We are pleased to announce Pete’s appointment in this important role. He is smart, knows the market and its customers very well, has extensive experience in the radiotherapy business and is a strong people manager. That is exactly the combination we need. It is clear that we have work to do in North America and, looking at Pete’s track record in our company, I am positive that he will deliver.”

Richard Hausmann adds: “We appreciate Bill’s hard work and many years of service and wish him every success in his future endeavors.” 

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This is information that Elekta AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication at 13:00 CET on June 1, 2017. (REGMAR)

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Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs 3,600 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. www.elekta.com.

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