Roger Radke Back at the Helm of Siemens Audiologische Technik
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Siemens AG has named Roger Radke, PhD, as the new executive in charge of Siemens Audiologische Technik (SAT), Erlangen, Germany, a business unit in Siemens’ health care sector. From 2000 to 2004, Radke was head of SAT before being named CEO of Siemens Water Technologies in Warrendale, Pa. Current SAT CEO Stefan Schaller will assume new responsibilities within Siemens.
“The sector expects this appointment to further strengthen its global hearing instrument activities, particularly since Radke boasts wide-ranging experience and an excellent network in the industry due to his previous management position in Siemens’ audiology area,” Siemens said in a statement.
In February, Siemens hired industry veteran Brian Kinnerk to lead its US headquarters in Piscataway, NJ (see March HR).
Woelffler, Ashwell Named to Posts at Hansaton USA
Mike Woelffler has joined Hansaton USA, Plymouth, Minn, as a sales executive, and Kristen Ashwell has been appointed as professional services representative.
Woelffer is responsible for sales across the United States for Hansaton, and he is charged with incorporating the company vision and mission into its sales strategies nationally as the organization grows. Before beginning his role with Hansaton USA, Woelffler held a variety of sales positions for a major hearing aid manufacturer. He has worked as an account manager and has built a reputation for integrity and work ethic among his peers, says the company.
“Mike is definitely the person I can depend on in this role to take the Hansaton USA message to the US market for the first time,” says Bob Eastman, president and CEO of Hansaton USA. “I expect our momentum to continue to accelerate now that Mike is leading the charge.”
Kristen Ashwell will be responsible for all aspects of customer service for Hansaton USA, including hearing aid fittings, software training, and order assistance. She has been a dispensing audiologist for the past 10 years, and holds a master’s in audiology from the University of South Dakota.
“Kristen brings to the team a great combination of strong technical knowledge and a human touch that resonates with our customers,” says Eastman.
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Ashwell’s most recent experience prior to joining Hansaton USA was working in a clinical audiology setting performing hearing aid fittings and following up with patients. This is her first position on the manufacturing side of the industry.
House Ear Institute Names Betsy Weaver VP of Development
The House Ear Institute (HEI), Los Angeles, has appointed Betsy Weaver as VP of development, where she will focus full-time on fund-raising, with an emphasis on major-gift solicitation.
“We are pleased to have Betsy Weaver join the institute,” said Jim Boswell, House Ear Institute CEO. “Betsy’s experience and past success in fund-raising will bring added value to the institute’s current development programs.”
Weaver has more than 20 years of fund-raising experience. Most recently, she was the senior executive director of development at USC Davis School of Gerontology. Earlier, she held development positions at the Jonathan Club, Methodist Hospital Foundation, and the Los Angeles Children’s Museum.
In addition to her fund-raising experience, Weaver has volunteered for numerous professional organizations and community nonprofits, such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Haven House, Junior League of Pasadena, and South Pasadena Educational Foundation.