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MELBOURNE and INDIANAPOLIS, July 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: TLX, Telix, the Company) is pleased to announce that Kevin Richardson, a senior global executive with a career focus on sales, marketing and business operations in the oncology and radiopharmaceutical markets, will commence in the role of CEO, Telix Americas, on 11 July 2022.
Kevin is an accomplished business leader with 25 years' experience in the healthcare industry and a proven track record in building and leading successful sales, marketing and commercial teams while working cross-functionally to develop and deliver effective growth strategies to support new and emerging medical devices and therapies to healthcare providers, including the field of nuclear medicine.
Most recently, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer of UroShape Medical, a technology company which has developed and successfully commercialized a medical device for a large, undertreated segment in the women's health market. Prior to this, he spent seven years in the America's division of Sirtex Medical, an Australian-founded radiopharmaceutical company which commercialized a device for the treatment of liver cancer. During his tenure, firstly as Head of Sales, and then subsequently in the roles of General Manager and CEO Americas, Kevin oversaw a five-fold increase in sales for the U.S. region.
Kevin has also held senior sales roles with St Jude Medical and Boston Scientific. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas.
Dr Christian Behrenbruch, Group CEO and Managing Director said, "Kevin brings a new depth of commercialization, sales and marketing experience to our U.S. operations along with a solid understanding of the intricacies of the radiopharmaceutical industry. His experience will be extremely valuable as we maximize the opportunity of our first commercial product and as we prepare to bring additional products to market. I have confidence that Kevin brings the leadership skills and track record that will drive our growth in the region."
Kevin Richardson added, "I'm very excited to take on the role of CEO for Telix Americas. Telix has quickly established itself as a highly regarded global leader and innovator in radiopharmaceuticals. I look forward to bringing my experience in scaling up growth stage companies to ensure Telix is able to translate its strong start as a commercial-stage company into long-term success across the United States, Canada and South America."
About Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited
Telix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of diagnostic and therapeutic products using Molecularly Targeted Radiation (MTR). Telix is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with international operations in Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States. Telix is developing a portfolio of clinical-stage products that address significant unmet medical need in oncology and rare diseases. Telix is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: TLX). For more information visit www.telixpharma.com and follow Telix on Twitter (@TelixPharma) and LinkedIn.
Telix's lead product, gallium-68 (68Ga) gozetotide (also known as 68Ga PSMA-11) injection, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),1 and by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).2 Telix is also progressing marketing authorisation applications for this investigational candidate in Europe3 and Canada.4
Telix Investor Relations
Ms. Kyahn Williamson
Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited
SVP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
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1 ASX disclosure 20 December 2021.
2 ASX disclosure 2 November 2021.
3 ASX disclosure 10 December 2021.
4 ASX disclosure 16 December 2020.
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