Mobility equipment specialist Sunrise Medical has appointed Thomas Babacan as the company’s new President and CEO, who will start his new role on the 1st November 2018.

Sunrise’s Board of Directors chose Thomas as its new President and CEO because of his background as an accomplished leader in global, innovation-driven businesses.

Prior to joining Sunrise, Thomas was the CEO of AHT Cooling Systems, a global leading producer for commercial refrigeration and freezing systems.

He was appointed CEO at the water solutions manufacturer VAG-Group and has held several leadership positions, including CEO of Leybold Vacuum, CEO of Oerlikon Textile and COO for OC Oerlikon, a stock-listed manufacturing technology company.

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Johan Ek, Chairman of Sunrise Medical, commented: “In Thomas Babacan, Sunrise Medical has found a President and CEO who in his previous positions has demonstrated strong leadership and strategic skills.

“Thomas, with his global sales and operations experience, is well suited to lead Sunrise Medical on its ambitious growth journey.”

Sunrise Medical is a manufacturer and distributor of manual wheelchairs, powerchairs, mobility scooters, mobility aids and seating & positioning systems.

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