On 23 August 2012, Blue Medical announced the appointment of Noël Coopmans as Blue Medical’s CEO. Noël Coopmans brings more than 15 years of relevant business experience to his new role. Former CEO and founder of the company, Ronald AM Horvers, will continue to serve as CFO and CTO. The appointment followed the introduction of Blue Medical’s new drug-eluting technologies in March of this year and the development of additional coronary and peripheral applications.
“We welcome Noël’s experience and leadership to the Blue Medical community,” said Horvers. “His results-oriented approach, entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of innovation, while helping us grow profitability and take full advantage of the global market opportunities ahead. In his new role as CEO, he will be responsible for realising the full potential of our company and give direction to this new and exciting phase of growth.”
“Blue Medical is a very promising and rapid growing innovative company,” said Coopmans. “With activities and positions on major markets, products registered in over 25 countries and the introduction of the new distinctive drug-eluting technology the company has a fascinating growth potential. I see a bright future for Blue Medical, targeting a doubling of turnover in the next two years. I am eager to be part of the experienced and dedicated Blue Medical team and the challenges ahead.”
About Blue Medical
Located in the Dutch Brainport Area, Blue Medical (www.bluemedical.com) is a global medical devices company and innovator in the treatment of vascular diseases. The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical products for cardiovascular diseases. Founded in 1998 the company has created a respected history of innovative ideas translated into high-end products and technologies used in different kinds of vascular products. Several patented technologies are licensed or sold to partners and now serve their products for patients care. Every year, over 100.000 patients are treated with Blue Medical devices worldwide.