Micro-X scans new GM
Adelaide X-ray technology company Micro-X has appointed United States-based executive Charlie Hicks as General Manager of their new Mobile DR Business Unit.
The Tonsley-based hi-tech manufacturers, who supply X-ray products to the defence, security and medical sectors, announced the appointment on the ASX earlier this month as part of a broader shake-up of the company’s senior leadership structure.
Hicks has spent the past 17 years with Micro-X partner company Carestream Health in a variety of globally focused roles.
His most recent position with Carestream, based in Rochester, New York, was Worldwide Business Director and General Manager of Global X-Ray Solutions.
During his time with the medical imaging technology company, he has managed new product development and international commercialisation.
According to Micro-X, Hicks has been involved in the launch of more than 30 new products in over 140 countries.
In his new role, Hicks will be leading one of four new “Business Units” established at Micro-X. The four branches cover Mobile DR, X-ray cameras, checkpoints and CT.
Micro-X Managing Director Peter Rowland said Hicks understands “practically every nuance of the global radiology business” and is “incredibly well-networked”.
“We have spent many years working closely with Charlie and know well his passion for mobile and point-of-care x-ray solutions and how much he believes this is the future of radiography,” Rowland said.
“We are delighted that someone who has operated at this global leadership level for so long shares our vision for how out technology can bring this about.”
Prior to joining Carestream, Hicks spent 13 years with Kodak in various managerial roles. He was also a Systems Test Engineer with General Electric from 1987 to 1991.