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Management and Board of Directors

 

Management

Marc Oczachowski / Chief Executive Officer

Marc Oczachowski is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EDAP TMS. Marc joined EDAP TMS in May 1997 as Area Sales Manager. From 2001 to 2004, he was General Manager of EDAP Technomed Malaysia. In November 2004, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of EDAP TMS based in Lyon, France, and became Chief Executive Officer of the Company in March 31, 2007. On July 1, 2012, he relocated in Austin, Texas (USA), for a five years period, to manage US operations and lead the FDA approval process of the Company’s HIFU devices. On March 25, 2020, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors. He started his career as Area Sales Manager for Sodem Systems - power tools for orthopedics. He is graduated from Lyon I University (Molecular Biology), and from Institut Commercial de Lyon, France.

François Dietsch / Chief Financial Officer

François Dietsch joined EDAP in 2005 as Internal Audit and Consolidation Manager, leading the implementation of internal controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, consolidation of financial statements from the Company's subsidiaries and preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, including EDAP's annual report on Form 20-F. In 2012, he was promoted to Group Financial Control Manager and Finance Manager of EDAP's French subsidiary where, in addition to his previous responsibilities, he managed accounting firm relationships at the subsidiary level and was the primary liaison between the Company and its external auditors. He also managed the Finance department at EDAP France. In July 2015, he was promoted Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining EDAP he held finance positions at Valeo, a leading global supplier of components and systems to the automotive industry. He holds Master's Degrees in Management and Corporate Finance from University of Paris Dauphine.

Board of Directors

Marc Oczachowski / Chairman of the Board of Directors
Director since: July 2017

On March 25, 2020, Marc Oczachowski was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors following Philippe Chauveau’s decision to step down from this position. See Marc Oczachowski’s biography above.

Marie Meynadier / Independent Director
Director Since: 2020
EDAP TMS S.A. Committee Membership: Audit Committee

Marie Meynadier was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in June 2020. Marie Meynadier currently serves on the Boards of Directors of several medical technology companies in Europe and North America. From 1999 through 2019, she served at EOS Imaging as its CEO. Prior to EOS Imaging, Ms. Meynadier served as CEO at Biospace Lab, a preclinical imaging company she developed and turned to profitability. Ms. Meynadier received a degree in electrical engineering from Sup Télécom, Paris, and her Ph.D. in physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm, Paris.

Pierre Beysson / Independent Director
Director, Audit Committee Chair - Director Since: 2002
EDAP TMS S.A. Committee Membership: Audit Committee

Pierre Beysson was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in September 2002. Pierre Beysson was then the Chief Financial Officer of Compagnie des Wagons-Lits ("CWL"), the on-board train service division of Accor, a French multinational Hotel and Business Services Group. In this capacity, he sat on a number of boards of companies related to the Accor Group. Before his assignment at CWL, Pierre Beysson held a number of senior financial positions with Nixdorf Computers, Trane (Air Conditioning), AM International (Office Equipment) and FMC (Petroleum Equipment). Pierre Beysson was trained as a CPA, has auditing experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Rob Michiels / Independent Director
Director Since: 2009
EDAP TMS S.A. Committee Membership: Audit Committee

Rob Michiels was elected as a member of the Company's Board of Directors in July 2009. He is a 40-year U.S. veteran of the medical device industry. He most recently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CardiAQ Valve Technologies, a venture funded start-up developing Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation which was acquired by Edwards Lifesciences during the second half of 2015.  He previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CoreValve (acquired by Medtronic); and as President and COO of InterVentional Technologies (acquired by Boston Scientific). He helped drive both companies from cardiovascular start-ups to established market leaders, using new and innovative technologies which have strong synergies to the HIFU story. Rob Michiels is a director of Conveyor Ltd and FEops NV, all privately held companies developing cutting edge cardio-vascular less-invasive Technologies. Rob Michiels is a founding partner of CONSILIUM, a medical device market research company active in identifying, funding and greenhousing start-up technologies. Fluent in English, French and Dutch languages, he holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Antwerp University in Belgium and a Master’s in business administration (MBA) from Indiana University.

Dr. Argil Wheelock / Independent Director
Director Since: 2009
EDAP TMS S.A. Committee Membership: Audit Committee 

Dr. Argil Wheelock was elected as a member of the Company's Board of Directors in June 2009. Dr. Wheelock, a U.S. board certified urologist, is currently Senior Physician at the University of Tennessee Department of Urology at Erlanger Medical Center, a tertiary care and teaching hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is Chief Medical Advisor to HealthTronics Inc., a privately held company. HealthTronics is a leading U.S. provider of urological services and products. From 1996 to 2005, Dr. Wheelock served as Chairman and CEO of HealthTronics, a publicly traded NASDAQ company where he was a founder. He has built a successful track record introducing new medical devices to the U.S. and navigating the FDA approval process. He is widely known among the U.S. urological community for bringing clinical benefits to patients and economic value to urology practices. Dr. Wheelock graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed urological training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.