The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announces that beginning January 1, Michael Wendt, senior vice president of customer services at Siemens Healthineers, will serve as MITA Board Chairman. Wendt replaces Dennis Durmis, senior vice president of Bayer Radiology, Americas region, who will continue serving on the board.

“It’s an honor to be elected MITA Board Chairman,” says Wendt. “The role of medical imaging technology in informing patient care, supporting treatment decisions, and driving innovation will only continue to grow, and I’m proud to help lead MITA’s advocacy and other efforts as the voice of this vital sector.”

Michael Wendt

“It has been an honor to serve on the MITA Board of Directors, and I proudly hand the MITA chairmanship baton to my good friend, Michael Wendt,” adds Durmis. “I know Michael will play an instrumental role in providing MITA with strategic vision and leadership, and I look forward to continue serving on the board and working with Michael to promote policies that support appropriate medical imaging that improve patient health outcomes.”

At Siemens Healthineers, Wendt leads the customer services organization in North America. Based in Cary, N.C., he focuses on growing the loyalty of Siemens employees and customers throughout North America.

In addition to the appointment of Wendt, MITA also announces that Todd McNitt, senior vice president, health systems sales, Philips North America, was elected to the MITA Board of Directors. McNitt is a senior executive in the healthcare technology industry with more than 25 years of broad-based functional experience in sales, marketing, corporate strategy, product leadership and profit-and-loss management.

Moreover, McNitt has extensive experience in leading global organizations, with operations covering multiple countries and scaling early-stage ventures as well. Prior to joining Philips, Todd held senior leadership positions at GE Healthcare, including general manager of GE’s global imaging IT business.