In a recent news release, Hanger Inc, Austin, Texas, announces that Samuel M. Liang of Bayer HealthCare will join Hanger and ultimately become president of the Hanger Clinic, the company’s largest patient care subsidiary. Liang will initially assume the role of executive vice president at Hanger and work closely with current Hanger Clinic president Richmond L. Taylor until the third quarter of 2014, when Liang will assume the role of president of Hanger Clinic. Following this duration, Taylor will remain executive vice president of Hanger Inc, working closely with Liang in order to ensure a smooth transition until his retirement December 31, 2014.
Vinit Asar, Hanger Inc president and CEO, says of Liang, “Having worked with Sam previously, I can attest to his high integrity, strong collaborative style, and operational prowess. He has built outstanding relationships with physicians, customers, and other stakeholders in the medical community. I am confident Sam will continue to improve our strong O&P business while injecting new perspectives and driving new prospects.”
Liang holds 30 years of global cross-functional experience in medical device and pharmaceutical business development and operations. Liang is slated to join Hanger from Bayer HealthCare, Radiology & Interventional, where he serves as senior vice president. Prior to his role as senior vice president, the release states that Liang served as president and CEO of MEDRAD Inc, a business of Bayer HealthCare specializing in the developing of diagnostic imaging and therapeutic medical devices and services, and of Vascular Therapies LLC. The release notes that Liang has also held several leadership positions during more than 24 years at Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company.
Liang earned a BSE degree in mechanical engineering and material sciences from Duke University, North Carolina, and a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois.
[Source: Hanger Inc]