BRISBANE, Calif., July 29, 2009 -- Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR), a leading provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, today announced the promotion of Chris West to Vice President of North American Sales.
Mr. West has 20 years of experience in various medical sales and marketing management positions in the US and Japan. He has spent the past four years in Japan establishing Cutera as a premier competitor in the Japanese marketplace. During that time, he developed a strong sales and marketing operation, created an effective group of luminary physicians to support the clinical sales efforts, and doubled the revenue volume. Prior to joining Cutera, he managed the sales function for a Japanese division of Guidant Technologies.
Kevin Connors, President and CEO of Cutera stated, “We are excited to have Chris lead our North American sales team. He is uniquely qualified to assume this position with his strong leadership skills that focus on luminary development, clinical selling, and team development. We are confident that, with his leadership, we will achieve increased market penetration in the US and Canadian markets.
We thank John Connors for his ten year contribution to our sales efforts in North America, including his help in establishing our direct sales presence. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
About Cutera, Inc.
Brisbane, California-based Cutera is a leading provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide. Since 1998, Cutera has been developing innovative, easy-to-use products that enable physicians and other qualified practitioners to offer safe and effective aesthetic treatments to their patients. For more information, call 1-888-4CUTERA or visit www.cutera.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning Cutera's ability to grow its business, improve the performance of its North American sales and distribution network and statements regarding long-term prospects are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause Cutera's actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein. Potential risks and uncertainties that could affect Cutera's business and cause its financial results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements described in the section entitled, “Risk Factors,” in Cutera’s most recent Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 4th 2009. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Cutera undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.