Omron Healthcare, a $7 billion heart health technology manufacturer and distributor, named Ranndy Kellogg president and CEO today, giving him responsibility for operations in the U.S. and Canada.
Kellogg, 62, succeeds Seiji Takeda, who is assuming the role of executive officer of global business strategy planning, sales and marketing for Europe and the Americas. The company's global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan.
Over the past 12 years, Kellogg has held several positions in marketing and sales at Omron, whose U.S. offices are in Lake Forest, Ill. He was most recently chief operation officer, a position he had for three years in which he spearheaded an initiative to transform Omron into more of a digital company with an emphasis on eliminating heart illness.
“Now I'm going to take the role of CEO so I can craft the overall vision,” said Kellogg, who lives in McHenry County, Ill. “We're in the process of trying to redevelop our mission and we want to move to a company that creates a world with zero heart attacks and strokes.”