Cutera Appoints Len DeBenedictis As Chief Technical Officer; And Michael Poole As Vice President Of North American Sales
BRISBANE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cutera, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUTR), a leading provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, today announced the appointment of Len DeBenedictis as Chief Technical Officer and Michael Poole as Vice President of North American Sales.
Kevin Connors, President and CEO of Cutera stated, "We are excited to have Len in this critical role leading our research and product development efforts. He has over 20 years of laser and light-based industry experience, including most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer at Solta Medical, Inc., that acquired Reliant Technologies in 2008, where Len was a co-founder. We are committed to developing innovative solutions for the aesthetics market and Len has an outstanding background to lead our research and development efforts. Len is an internationally respected inventor with approximately 25 issued US patents and 55 pending patents. His addition complements and further strengthens our existing team and reflects our continued commitment to investing in product research and development."
"Scott Davenport, who has been with Cutera since 2003, will continue in his role as Vice President of Research and Development and will report to Len. Scott, with his key technical and leadership skills, has been instrumental with many product introductions, including, the recent launch of the Genesis Plus and the upcoming vascular product launch at the American Academy of Dermatology next month.""We are also pleased to announce the return of Michael Poole as Vice President of North American sales. He has over 17 years of a broad range of sales experience, a solid track record of sales and leadership success, and an in-depth knowledge of the laser and light-based industry. Most recently, Michael served as Director of US Sales with Syneron Medical Ltd. Prior to that, he was with Cutera from 2004 to 2008, first as an accomplished sales representative and then was promoted into sales management. Michael takes over from Chris West, who has returned to Japan in an expanded role to lead our Pacific Rim operations, which have become an increasingly important part of our business. We appreciate Chris' leadership and support in managing North American sales since July 2009, while continuing to achieve record revenue in Japan. With these changes, we have significantly strengthened our distribution channels in these regions of the world."
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV