BIONIK Laboratories Announces Resignation of CEO, Names Interim CEO
TORONTO & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BIONIK Laboratories Corp. (OTCQB:BNKL), a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, today has announced that Chief Executive Officer and Board Member Dr. Eric Dusseux has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and stepped down from the board, to pursue an opportunity outside the rehabilitation robotic device industry. The resignation is effective as of July 14, 2021. Rich Russo Jr., BIONIK’s current Chief Financial Officer, will assume the role of Interim CEO. The Board has begun a search for Dr. Dusseux’s successor.
“This was a difficult decision that I reached after much reflection. It has been a privilege working as CEO, shoulder-to-shoulder with the best team in the business since September 2017. I am proud of all we have accomplished together to serve our patients and clients. I want to thank the team and the Board of Directors for their support,” said Dr. Dusseux.
André Auberton-Herve, Chairman of the Board, said, “On behalf of the Board, we thank Eric for his service and many accomplishments during his tenure as CEO, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has made great strategic, commercial and operational progress under Eric’s leadership. We wish Eric the very best.”
“Eric has assembled a talented and highly capable leadership team, including Rich Russo who will step in as Interim CEO,” Auberton added. “This will ensure continuity while we conduct a search for a permanent replacement.”
About BIONIK Laboratories Corp.
BIONIK Laboratories is a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and mobility solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home. The Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility-impaired patients, including three products on the market and two products in varying stages of development.
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Released July 19, 2021