Robert Cascella has been tapped by Royal Philips to lead its imaging businesses.
Cascella has been appointed as an executive VP at the Amsterdam-based global technology company and CEO of its diagnostic imaging business group. He replaces Gene Saragnese, who is expected to retire on May 1.
The company's imaging business includes integrated diagnostic imaging and image-guided minimally invasive therapy equipment.
Cascella comes to Philips from Hologic, a Bedford, Mass.-based producer of diagnostic products, imaging systems and surgical products. During his ten years at the company, he helped diversify its product portfolio and grow revenue through product development and acquisitions.
While serving as diagnostic imaging CEO, Cascella will also oversee the company's Image-Guided Therapy and Ultrasound business groups. The image-guided therapy business includes Volcano, a San Diego-based provider of catheter-based imaging and measurement systems that was acquired by Philips for $1.2 billion in December.