"I am honored by the board's election and appreciative of Tom's partnership and mentoring over these past years," said Mr. Asar. "With a strong service culture, superior clinical innovation, and a leadership team committed to delivering results and exceeding customer expectations, I believe we are well positioned for sustainable growth. It is my privilege to build on Tom's legacy and lead an organization with a 150-year history and a clear vision dedicated to enhancing human physical capability."As Hanger's President and COO, Mr. Asar has optimized efficiencies among the senior leadership team and Hanger's nine business units. He led the identification, development, and execution of new opportunities for Hanger's existing operations and launched new business initiatives consistent with the company's overall growth strategy. Mr. Asar played a primary role in Hanger's $155 million acquisition of Accelerated Care Plus (ACP), the nation's leading provider of integrated clinical programs for sub-acute and long-term care rehabilitation providers. Upon joining Hanger from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in 2008, Mr. Asar brought more than 18 years of extensive global experience developing and growing new and existing businesses, both organically and through acquisitions. Mr. Asar served as the general manager for J&J's Cordis United Kingdom operations and held management positions in finance, global product management, product development, and sales and marketing for several other J&J business units. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and an MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
Hanger's Thomas F. Kirk Announces Retirement As CEO; Board Appoints Vinit K. Asar As Successor
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