ViewRay Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY), maker of the MRI guided radiation therapy systems, announced Tuesday that there has been a change in senior leadership positions. The Company is appointing medical device industry veterans Scott Drake as President and CEO, and Shar Martin as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. ViewRay has also appointed Drake and D. Keith Grossman to the Board of Directors.
Drake was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Spectranetics Corporation from 2011 until 2017 and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at Atricure Inc. as well as Just Right Surgical LLC. Martin served as Chief Operating Officer for Spectranetics from 2014 until 2017. Grossman was the previous President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director for Thoratec Corporation until 2016.
"We are delighted to welcome Scott as our new President and Chief Executive Officer and Shar as our new Chief Operating Officer," said Daniel Moore, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ViewRay. "We believe that Scott and Shar's deep operational experience with fast-growing medical companies will be invaluable as we bring ViewRay's revolutionary technology to the fight against cancer for patients around the world."
"We are also delighted to welcome Keith Grossman as a new member of our Board," Mr. Moore continued. "With more than 30 years of leadership in the medical technology industry, we look forward to Mr. Grossman's counsel and perspective."
The Company also announced the departures of Chris A. Raanes, the previous President and Chief Executive Officer, and Doug Keare, the previous Chief Operating Officer.
"It has been a great five years at ViewRay," said Raanes. "I am very excited about Scott and Shar taking the Company to its next growth phase, and will ensure a smooth transition."