New GE Healthcare CEO for U.S., Canada takes the reins

Department of Defense exercises option on device contract

Lee Cooper takes over as president and CEO of GE Healthcare's U.S. and Canada region on Jan. 1.

GE Healthcare will have a new president and CEO for its Wauwatosa-based United States and Canada region starting Friday as Lee Cooper takes over for the retiring Marcelo Mosci.

Cooper is currently the vice president of global sales and marketing with GE Energy Management and has been with GE for 25 years, having previously served as chief commercial officer.

Lee Cooper takes over as president and CEO of GE Healthcare's U.S. and Canada region on Jan. 1.
Lee Cooper takes over as president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s U.S. and Canada region on Jan. 1.

GE Healthcare president and CEO John Flannery noted the health care markets in the United States are “incredibly competitive” and said Cooper has been “a champion for our customers” during his time with the company.

“We have selected a proven leader who will continue Marcelo’s legacy of being nimble and focused on innovating around our customers’ needs,” Flannery said in the company’s November announcement of the move.

Mosci will be retiring from GE on April 1 after 16 years with the company.

Defense contract option exercised
GE Healthcare also got good news Tuesday as the Department of Defense posted notice that the company had been awarded a maximum $43.2 million modification on a contract for patient monitoring systems.

The department exercised the seventh one-year option on a contract with nine one-year option periods. The location for contract performance is listed as Wisconsin and the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies will be using the services.

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