Debra Johnson has a clinical background and has been employed by Spacelabs Healthcare in sales and marketing roles for the last 13 years, recently as director of Strategic Alliances.

Ms. Johnson has an understanding of the sales organisation of Spacelabs Healthcare, Uscom’s in-hospital strategic marketing partner, and will be responsible for management of sales channels across North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. She will report directly to the CEO of the company.

Rob Phillips, executive chairman and acting CEO of Uscom, said: “Debra brings a wealth of experience in device sales and marketing to Uscom at a time when our sales channels have been set in place and are poised for rapid growth.

“The US appointment represents the next step in the beefing up of the Uscom sales organisation and is an expansionary investment as Uscom grows to become a global medical device company. Knowing Uscom and Spacelabs Healthcare as well as Debra does will allow seamless continuity and rapid traction in this new management role.”