LEBANON, Tenn. (December 2, 2019)—Permobil announced that Charles ‘Chuck’ Witkowski, II has been named its Executive Vice President (EVP) Business Region (BR) Americas. Sweden-based Permobil will look to Witkowski—an entrepreneurial leader with a strong health care background and passion for applying life sciences to product development that improves people’s lives—to advance its mission of moving people forward, literally and figuratively, without regard to society’s definitions of ability.
“We are delighted to welcome Chuck to Permobil,” said CEO Bengt Thorsson. “His customer-first focus with a background in creating and growing life sciences start-ups into settled companies; his track record of strong growth within established corporate environments across functional leadership roles; and his deep commitment to become an integral member of our team makes him the ideal candidate to lead Permobil’s business in the Americas.”
Witkowski is a strategic and operational executive with diverse experience building and leading medical device, health care service and life sciences businesses. Witkowski comes to Permobil from Hillrom, where he was a corporate vice-president and global general manager for the past four years. During that time, Witkowski led the creation of Hillrom’s high growth Vision Care business and most recently added responsibility for its global Diagnostic Cardiology business. Prior to Hillrom, he was the founding president and CEO of Hubble Telemedical, a national telemedicine provider and medical device start-up focused on eradicating diabetic vision loss and blindness. Hubble was acquired by Hillrom in 2015.
“The opportunity to advance Permobil’s continued strong growth in the Americas means a great deal to me professionally and personally,” said Witkowski. “Permobil products are the gold standard in the complex rehab industry. Everyone in the Americas who faces mobility challenges deserves the gold standard to meet their functional, social and medical needs. As the new EVP of BR Americas, I intend to dedicate myself to making Permobil both ubiquitous in this market and its unquestioned innovator.”
Witkowski, a Tennessee native, holds a degree in economics from the University of Montana, Missoula, and an MBA from the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee.
Witkowski replaces Larry Jackson who retired from Permobil earlier this year after years of dedicated service to establish Permobil in the Americas.
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