Precision technology behemoth Olympus Corporation has recruited a compliance officer for its American sales subsidiary. Todd A. Dawson has been hired as vice president and chief compliance officer for Center Valley, Pa.-based Olympus Corporation of the Americas.
In his new position, Dawson will define and direct “key healthcare compliance objectives” and draft strategic plans that oversee the company’s governmental and healthcare compliance activities, according to a news release from Olympus. He reports directly to F. Mark Gumz, president and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas, the sales subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based parent firm Olympus Corporation. The subsidiary oversees sales in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Dawson has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property and medical device-related regulatory compliance. He most recently was vice president of global intellectual property, vice president of legal affairs for the Americas, and patent and trademark counsel at Warsaw, Ind.-based orthopedic manufacturer Zimmer Holdings Inc.