Siemens Healthcare announced that it has appointed David Pacitti as president of Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc and head of Siemens Healthcare’s North America Regional Organization, effective October 19, 2015. Pacitti succeeds Gregory Sorensen, MD, who served as president and chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare North America from 2011 to 2015.

Pacitti will be responsible for leading the marketing, sales, service, and support functions for Siemens Healthcare in the United States, with additional oversight of Canada, across the entire healthcare portfolio, including medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, therapy solutions, and services. He will be based at the US headquarters in Malvern, Pa.

Pacitti comes to Siemens Healthcare from Abbott Vascular where he served as senior vice president of US commercial, sales, marketing and operations from 2013-2015. In this position, and as a member of the senior executive staff, he ran Abbott Vascular’s business in North America. Prior to this, Pacitti was vice president of Abbott’s commercial operations from 2009-2013. He joined Abbott Vascular after spending 14 years at Guidant Corporation.

“David Pacitti’s leadership experience at Abbott and his deep healthcare industry experience will greatly benefit Siemens as we look to strengthen our vision for the healthcare business,” said Dr Bernd Montag, global chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare. “I am honored to welcome him to Siemens Healthcare.”

For more information about the company, visit the Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc website.