Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc, Piscataway, NJ, has appointed industry veteran Brian Kinnerk as CEO of Siemens Hearing Instruments in the Americas.

Kinnerk, who has amassed 19 years of industry experience, recently served as president and CEO of Unitron Hearing US, Plymouth, Minn. He served as president of the Better Hearing Institute, Washington, from 2007 to 2008.

“Kinnerk is a dedicated leader with a proven track record of growth and success," said Stefan Schaller, CEO of Siemens Audiology worldwide, in a statement. " With his expertise, he is the ideal person to increase customer focus and drive Siemens towards becoming a better partner for the hearing care professional.”

Kinnerk said in the statement that "Siemens is the leader in the hearing aid business globally; I am thrilled to be heading its business in the Americas. I am eager to grow the company by pushing forth solid strategies, expanding our professional customer base, and helping to deliver a holistic approach to hearing health."

[Source: Siemens]