Tom Gentile replaces Ishrak at GE

In the wake of Omar Ishrak's departure for Medtronic, Tom Gentile, currently VP of GE Aviation's Services division, has been named president and CEO of GE Healthcare's Healthcare Systems division.

The division is a $12 billion business that develops computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, molecular imaging, patient care solutions, x-ray, interventional, life support systems and home health.

Gentile has an impressive résumé, with 13 years at GE under his belt. Before GE, he held leadership and strategy roles with McKinsey & Company, CBS and General Motors. 

In addition, Mike Swinford, currently the Services leader for GE Healthcare's North American division, has been named president and CEO of Global Services, a new business that will be responsible for driving GE Healthcare's service strategy globally, according to a company statement.

Medtronic and GE Healthcare aren't the only devicemakers affected by executive shake ups this week. Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott will step down at the end of the year. The company's board created a special search committee, on which Elliott will serve, to select the company's next president and CEO.

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