Syneron Medical Appoints Shimon Eckhouse as CEO
Syneron Medical (NASDAQ: ELOS) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Shimon Eckhouse, Ph.D., Syneron co-founder and Chairman of the Board, as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Louis Scafuri will step down as Chief Executive Officer and will remain available to the Company through the second quarter of 2013 to ensure a smooth transition.
Dr. Eckhouse is a co-founder of Syneron and a co-developer of the proprietary elos technology on which Syneron's aesthetic medical devices are based. He was also the inventor and developer of IPL technology, another fundamental cornerstone of non-invasive aesthetic medical devices. In addition to serving as active chairman at Syneron, Dr. Eckhouse has served as Chief Executive Officer of ESC Medical Systems from its inception in 1992 until 1999 and as Chief Executive Officer of ColorChip from 2001 to 2003. He has founded and served as Chairman of several medical device companies. Dr. Eckhouse holds a B.Sc. in physics from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Irvine.