SOURCE: AeroScout


December 15, 2010 05:00 ET

AeroScout Strengthens Healthcare Team With Two Executive Appointments

Industry Veterans Bring Additional Expertise to Further Extend AeroScout's Leadership in Healthcare RTLS

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - AeroScout, the leading provider of Healthcare Visibility Solutions, today announced that it has appointed Scott McFarland as its General Manager of Healthcare and Wayne Owens as its Vice President of North American Healthcare Sales. In addition to the $16 million venture financing AeroScout announced in November, this executive team expansion builds on the company's success and growth in healthcare and will further extend AeroScout's market leadership in healthcare RTLS and enterprise visibility solutions.

Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its Wi-Fi RFID solutions, AeroScout has more than 350 healthcare customers worldwide and the broadest set of healthcare visibility and RTLS solutions on the market. The two additions to the management team will help guide AeroScout's continued market and solution expansion in areas such as clinical workflow.

McFarland has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive, primarily in the healthcare industry. Prior to AeroScout, McFarland was President of Mobular Technologies, Inc., a provider of communications technology and services. McFarland has significant experience in enterprise patient flow solutions, having served as the CEO of Awarix, a market-leading patient care visibility solution, and led that company through an acquisition by McKesson. Prior to Awarix, he was the Senior Vice President for Emageon, Inc., a venture-backed, enterprise imaging technology company that went public in 2005 and was later acquired by Merge, Inc.

In addition to managing AeroScout's healthcare business globally, as General Manager of Healthcare at AeroScout (a newly created position at the company), McFarland will be responsible for the strategy and execution for the segment, as well as ensuring AeroScout continues to provide its clients with leading edge solutions for improving operational efficiency and patient care.

Owens has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining AeroScout, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager for Worldwide Healthcare at SeeBeyond, a leading provider of enterprise integration which was acquired by Sun Microsystems, Inc. Following the acquisition, Owens then served at Sun for five years as a Global Director of Healthcare. Before SeeBeyond, Owens served as Senior Vice President of Sales, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of OAO HealthCare Solutions, Inc. (OAOHS), a managed care software company with headquarters in Woodland Hills, California. He also spent 15 years at American Medical International, where he held positions including National Sales Manager, Vice President Operations and Executive Vice President.

As Vice President of North American Healthcare Sales, Owens will lead AeroScout's world-class sales team and be responsible for sales strategy and the partner management of value-added resellers.

"Our healthcare business is thriving and we anticipate market growth to accelerate in the years to come as hospitals increasingly deploy and expand their use of Wi-Fi RTLS and enterprise visibility solutions," said Yuval Bar-Gil, CEO of AeroScout. "Scott and Wayne are valued additions and will help our current executive team build on and lead the rapid growth of our solution set, ecosystem and customer base."

About AeroScout
AeroScout is the global market leader in Unified Asset Visibility solutions. Customers improve operational efficiency using AeroScout products that leverage standard Wi-Fi networks to track and manage the location, condition and status of mobile assets and people. AeroScout's global customer base consists of leading hospital, manufacturing and logistics organizations, including many of the Fortune 500. The company invented the first Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tag, and today is widely recognized as leading the market in number of deployments and tags shipped. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, AeroScout has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. For more information, please visit

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