Elekta AB (Elekta) has appointed James Hoey as chief executive officer (CEO) to Elekta Holdings, with overall responsibility for all of Elekta’s North American legal entities. He will also assume responsibility for Region North America, replacing Joseph Jachinowski who has decided to leave the company for an external position.

James Hoey co-founded IMPAC which was acquired by Elekta in 2005. He has been with the company for 20 years and is a current member of Elekta’s executive committee as well as head of Elekta’s software business.

“Joe Jachinowski has made many valuable contributions to the company’s positive development during his time at Elekta. We thank him for his efforts and wish him best of luck in his future endeavors”, says Tomas Puusepp, president and CEO of Elekta.

Elekta is a Sweden-based medical-technology group that provides clinical solutions, information systems and services for cancer care and the management of brain disorders.