Somerset, NJ – Oticon Medical, part of the William Demant Group, announced the appointment of RaviSockalingam, PhD, FAAA, Aud(C) as director of clinical research and professional relations and Luis Espinoza as director of sales, Latin America.
In his new position, Sockalingam will be responsible for setting strategic directions and managing research in bone conduction across North America and Europe. The company says Sockalingam will also be focusing on the dissemination of research findings from clinical and experimental research activities at key scientific meetings and conferences.
Sockalingam’s background encompasses both teaching and research, including his tenure as a professor of audiology at the University of Queensland, Dalhousie University in Canada, Sichuan University – West China Medical School, and Canterbury University in New Zealand.
Sockalingam previously served as senior audiologist and manager of audiology communications at Oticon’s Kongebakken headquarters.
In sales, Luis Espinoza is joining Oticon as director of sales for Latin America and will help launch the new Oticon Medical in Latin America. To accomplish this task, Espinoza will be utilizing his 12 years of experience in the Latin America medical device marketplace.
Specifically, Espinoza will be responsible for sales, marketing and distribution management and the development of business plans and launch strategies.
Previous to this appointment, Espinoza worked at another medical device company, developing an extensive network of physicians, hospitals, clinics, medical schools and related healthcare institutions in Central and South America.
SOURCE: Oticon Medical