Kappametrics Inc., (Kappametrics), a medical technology company, has appointed Jay D. Miller as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, effective June 8, 2009. Miller brings 25 years of experience in medical technology to Kappametrics. Prior to joining Kappametrics, he was a healthcare consultant for around 10 healthcare companies. Earlier, Miller was CEO of Minneapolis-based Vital Images a provider of advanced visualization software solutions.
After joining Vital Images in 1997 as vice president of marketing and business development, Miller was named CEO in 2002. Throughout his tenure, Miller presided over the company’s growth to $70 million in revenue in 2007 from $15 million in 2001, and workforce growth to more than 300 employees from fewer than 25 employees. Earlier to Vital Images, Miller worked in a range of strategic and marketing positions for General Electric Medical Systems from 1989 to 1997 and Siemens Medical Systems from 1986 to 1988.
Mark Muth, chairman of company’s board, noted Miller is well suited for this new role with his background as a medical imaging executive. “Jay is a leader who builds good customer relations, fosters collaboration and has an ability to raise funds to drive Kappametrics’ growth.”
Zett added, “I’m delighted to team with Jay to move the company forward. Kappametrics will benefit from his background in medical imaging, experience with emerging companies and contacts in the investment community.”
In addition, Miller presently serves on the board of directors of publicly held Streamline Health Solutions, as well as on the boards of the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society and the Coulter Foundation at the University of Virginia. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College, a master’s in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has also earned several awards, including medical imaging “CEO of the Year” from Frost & Sullivan in 2004 and Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Minnesota and Dakotas region in 2005.