Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ) (the “Company” or “Alliance”), a leading national provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Percy C. “Tom” Tomlinson, Jr., as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tomlinson will assume his new responsibilities and join the Board of Directors on October 1, 2013. Larry Buckelew, who currently serves as interim Chief Executive Officer, will remain Chairman of the Board and work closely with Mr. Tomlinson to ensure a smooth transition and sustain the focus on the key strategic initiatives that are driving success for Alliance Healthcare Services.
With more than 25 years of diverse executive management and leadership experience, Mr. Tomlinson has served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Dental, which he joined in 2012. Previously, he spent 10 years with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. (CDI) in several senior roles including Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Larry Buckelew, interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, stated, "This is a key appointment at an important time for Alliance and I am confident that Tom’s wide range of experience and track record of delivering results will be valued by shareholders, partners and team members alike. In recent quarters, we have taken positive steps to better position the Company for long-term success. We are certain Tom is the right person to execute this strategy and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. I look forward to working closely with him going forward."
In response to the Board’s decision, Mr. Tomlinson said, “Alliance is a great company with a strong legacy as a healthcare services leader. I am truly honored to have been asked to lead the Company. I look forward to working together with Larry and the rest of the Board, in addition to the management team and our many talented team members to help Alliance drive its strategy forward and achieve its considerable potential."
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