Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that David Widmann will replace Henry Kobayashi as the company’s president and chief operating officer in the Americas. 

Widmann assumed his new responsibilities on September 1, 2013. Widmann joined Konica Minolta in January of this year as COO and has been leading the expansion of Konica Minolta Medical Imaging since that time. 

Prior to joining Konica Minolta, Widmann was general manager of global diagnostic x-ray at GE Healthcare, where he consistently delivered double-digit annual revenue growth, developed and launched more than 20 new products, and solidified the company’s top market position.