Sunrise Medical appoints Thomas Babacan as its new President and CEO
Sunrise Medical’s Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Babacan as the company’s new President and CEO.
Thomas Babacan has a solid background as an accomplished leader in global, innovation driven businesses.
Prior to coming to Sunrise Medical, Thomas was the CEO of AHT Cooling Systems, a global leading producer for commercial refrigeration and freezing systems. Before, he was appointed CEO at the water solutions manufacturer VAG-Group. Thomas also held several leadership positions, including CEO of Leybold Vacuum, CEO of Oerlikon Textile and COO for OC Oerlikon, a stock listed manufacturing technology company.
“In Thomas Babacan, Sunrise Medical has found a President and CEO who in his previous positions has demonstrated strong leadership and strategic skills. Thomas, with his global sales and operations experience, is well suited to lead Sunrise Medical on its ambitious growth journey” said Johan Ek, Chairman of Sunrise Medical.
Thomas Babacan will start as President and CEO on November 1, 2018.
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About Sunrise Medical:
Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the development, design, manufacture and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, scooters and seating and positioning products. Sunrise Medical is made up of market leading brands such as Quickie, Sopur, RGK, Zippie, Breezy, Switch-It, JAY and Whitmyer and manufactures in their own facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Holland and China with their headquarters in Malsch, Germany, employing 2,300 associates worldwide.
About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people's lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture, and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 17 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, e-mobility products, motorized scooters, seating & positioning systems, and daily living aids. Operating in 23 countries, Sunrise Medical group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany and employs over 2,600 associates worldwide.