Edwin J. McDonough has been appointed the president of Roselle, Ill-based Planmeca USA, effective September 10, 2018. McDonough will lead the Planmeca subsidiary in North America, said to be the most significant market for the Planmeca Group.

McDonough joins Planmeca from McDonough Medical Products Corporation, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. He has a proven track record of successfully leading and developing several healthcare technology corporations, such as Progeny and GENDEX, both specializing in dental imaging equipment.

“Through decades of experience in health technology, Ed McDonough has a thorough understanding of the North American healthcare technology market and brings valuable insight into the company. Being a true professional in strategic leadership and business planning, he will strengthen the management team of Planmeca in the United States and will help take the business to the next level,” said Heikki Kyöstilä, president and founder of Planmeca Group.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be part of the success story of Planmeca. I share Planmeca’s passion for innovation and strong commitment to R&D and look forward to bringing my own input to the company. I’m confident my entrepreneurial background and strategic focus will help me to succeed in this important position and continue to grow Planmeca USA,”  said McDonough.