Thomas Fogarty has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer, effectively immediately. Mr. Fogarty brings over two decades of medical device leadership and commercialization experience to Ra Medical Systems and will oversee all aspects of the Company’s commercialization efforts, which include the sales and marketing of its proprietary excimer laser systems that treat tough vascular and dermatological diseases.
“Over the years, Tom has demonstrated a proven track record leading both early-stage companies and large corporations through commercialization and sales growth,” said Dean Irwin, Chief Executive Officer, Ra Medical Systems. “These unique characteristics make him the right fit to lead Ra Medical’s commercial efforts at such a pivotal time for our Company. I believe that Tom’s results-oriented leadership approach and proven ability to ramp up sales will ultimately drive Ra Medical to the forefront of life-saving innovation as we continue to roll out our DABRA catheter and laser system around the world.”
Mr. Fogarty joins Ra Medical Systems from Neurvana Medical, LLC, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Over the years, Mr. Fogarty also worked at Alliance HealthCare Services Inc., Bioness, Inc. and ev3, Inc. (now Medtronic) in various executive, sales and marketing roles. Earlier in Mr. Fogarty’s career, he held sales and marketing positions at Medtronic, Baxter and Johnson & Johnson. At Bioness, Mr. Fogarty brought four new products to market and significantly increased sales over three years. At ev3, Inc., Mr. Fogarty was responsible for the development and leadership of the global commercial effort, including the launch and sales growth of several products.
“Joining the Ra Medical team will allow me to leverage my global commercialization experience to boost Ra Medical’s sales and further expand the Company’s commercial efforts,” added Mr. Fogarty. “Having the opportunity to work with a dedicated management team to further this powerful mission of saving lives and limbs is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”