COOK Medical Australia has appointed Samih Nabulsi as its new general manager, taking over the reins from Cook Medical Asia Pacific director and Cook Inc vice president, Barry Thomas, who continues in those roles.
Dr Nabulsi has been with Cook Medical for 12 years and has previously held positions as the regional director of operations and director of research and development for Cook Medical Asia Pacific.
Dr Nabulsi said he was delighted to have been appointed as GM to build on Mr Thomas’ expansion of the company with significant research and development opportunities on the horizon and the growth of domestic and international business partnerships.
“It is an exciting time to take on this role as we continue to make significant advancements in the medical device industry,” Dr Nabulsi said. “Medical technology is always evolving and that provides good opportunities for us as a company and for health care.
“The people at Cook are incredibly committed to finding solutions that improve people’s quality of life. I am looking forward to continuing work with our colleagues here and abroad to pursue innovative health care solutions,” Dr Nabulsi said.
Mr Thomas said Dr Nabulsi was recognised for his leadership in the research and development sector and brings a wealth of experience at senior executive level across a number of areas of Cook Medical.
“Samih brings a fresh perspective to the role and reflects Cook’s core values in his decision making and work ethic,” Mr Thomas said. “His philosophy is that business success and the innovation of technology is optimised in a team-based environment that exhibits strong leadership, nurtures creativity, and empowers employees which makes him the ideal person to lead us into a new era.
“I’ve been incredibly proud to lead Cook Medical Australia and it has been a privilege to work with so many competent colleagues around the world. I look forward to continuing to work with Samih and this exceptional group of people through my role as director of Cook Medical Asia Pacific, vice president of Cook Inc. as we explore new markets and opportunities for the company,” Mr Thomas said.