In a brief press statement, MED-EL has announced at the beginning of August that Richard (Dick) Collette was stepping down as president and CEO of MED-EL USA, effective immediately. Ray Gamble has been named as the new CEO and president of MED-EL North America.

Collette served 7 years with MED-EL. “We appreciate Dick’s contributions to MED-EL’s growth in the US, and through several major product launches,” said Ingeborg Hochmair, CEO, MED-EL. “We look forward to Ray’s leadership as we continue to bring life-changing hearing implant technology to the market.”

Gamble has more than 17 years of experience with hearing implant technology. He most recently served as the leader of MED-EL’s Canadian operations, a position he has held since 2008.