Toronto, Canada – January 8, 2019 – Sysmex Canada, Inc., a leading diagnostic solutions company offering hematology, urinalysis and flow cytometry testing technology that improves the performance of clinical laboratories, announced today that Ian Heynen has been named general manager of Sysmex Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysmex America. Mr. Heynen will execute the company’s business strategy in the Canadian market overseeing all aspects of operations including marketing, sales and technical service functions while leveraging the core strengths and shared services of Sysmex America. He will report to Andy Hay, chief executive officer of Sysmex Canada.
Mr. Heynen brings more than 15 years of leadership experience working with healthcare companies, most recently as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Profound Medical Corp. In this position, he led commercial teams to grow global sales by opening new and expanding existing markets and developing direct and distributor-based sales channels including Philips and Siemens MRI partnerships. Prior to Profound, as acting president of the International Division of Hologic, Inc., Mr. Heynen was responsible for revenue across Hologic’s Breast Health, Surgical, and Diagnostics businesses in all regions outside of the United States. He began his Hologic career in 2010 with the company’s acquisition of Sentinelle Medical Inc., an advanced breast MRI imaging company, where he served a dual role of chief financial officer and chief operating officer developing the company from initial commercialization to sustainable growth. While at Sentinelle, he was responsible for global distribution agreements with GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare and Toshiba Medical, and expanded distribution to include Hologic’s regional channels following the acquisition. Mr. Heynen started his healthcare career at GE Healthcare as financial controller and later as the services marketing manager for the Canadian healthcare business.
“Ian is a strong leader with a successful track record of delivering business results,” said Andy Hay, chief executive officer of Sysmex Canada. “The combination of his passion for growing teams and his healthcare experience will aid Sysmex in bringing to market new products that equip patients, and the healthcare professionals who treat them, with the information needed to make decisions with greater trust and confidence,” Hay said.
Mr. Heynen holds a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia