Permobil announces it has named Charles ‘Chuck’ Witkowski, II, Executive Vice President (EVP) Business Region (BR) Americas.
According to the Sweden-based company, Witkowski has a strong healthcare background and a passion for applying life sciences to product development that improves people’s lives.
“We are delighted to welcome Chuck to Permobil,” CEO Bengt Thorsson says in a media release. “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.”
Prior to joining Permobil, Witkowski was a corporate vice-president and global general manager at Hillrom. During his 4 years with the company, Witkowski led the creation of Hillrom’s Vision Care business and most recently added responsibility for its global Diagnostic Cardiology business.
Before that, 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,” Witkowski shares in the release.
“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, according to the release.