BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Encision Inc.
ECIA), a medical device company owning patented surgical
technology that is emerging as a standard of care in
minimally-invasive surgery, today announced a change in the
Company’s leadership. Encision has appointed Fred Perner as its new
President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 19,
2011. Perner succeeds Jack Serino, who is stepping down to pursue
Perner, age 57, has over 30 years in healthcare, including sales
and marketing experience in electrosurgery and endoscopy
technologies that are pertinent to Encision. He comes to Encision
from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (“AORN”), a
professional association representing 40,000 perioperative nurses.
During the past three years, Perner served as AORN’s Vice
President, Segments and Business Development. Previously, he served
as Global Education Leader and Solution Leader at GE Healthcare, a
division of General Electric Company, from 2006 to 2008. From 2000
to 2006, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance
Officer with HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of learning and
research solutions for the healthcare industry. And, for twelve
years, he served in progressive sales and marketing roles at
Zimmer, Inc. He holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Indiana
University and a law degree from the University of Denver.
Roger C. Odell, Encision’s Chairman, stated, “Fred Perner has a
long track record of success in the acute healthcare industry. Our
board believes that he has the experience and leadership skills to
lead our Company and expand the adoption and use of Encision’s
innovative Active Electrode Monitoring (“AEM”) laparoscopic
instruments by healthcare professionals.”
“This is an exciting time to join Encision,” noted Perner.
“Surgeons, nurses, risk managers and healthcare adminis