Vocera has named Robert J. Zollars as their new Chairman and CEO. Like many health care executives, Zollars got his start at American Home Products, before moving to Baxter. From the press release:
the leading operator of outsourced chronic wound care centers serving
275 hospital customers nationwide. Before joining Wound Care Solutions,
he was Chairman and CEO of Neoforma, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOF), a leading
provider of supply chain services to more than 1,200 hospitals and 465
supplier customers. Prior to his tenure at Neoforma, Inc., he was
Executive Vice President for Cardinal Health, Inc., a $75 billion
healthcare products and services company, where he was responsible for
five wholly owned subsidiaries, including Pyxis Corporation, Medicine
Shoppe, Owen Healthcare, Cardinal International, and Cardinals
Information Technology business.
Vocera has successfully competed in health care against a a number of much bigger competitors. Their unique offering has gotten good adoption, but they will have to continue to innovate to maintain their market position, let alone grow. It will be interesting to see what direction Zollars takes the company.