CML HealthCare Inc.

CML HealthCare Inc.

February 02, 2012 16:01 ET

CML HealthCare Appoints Thomas Wellner as CEO

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2012) - The Board of Directors of CML HealthCare Inc. ("CML") (TSX:CLC) today announced that Thomas G. Wellner will join the company as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 6, 2012. Tom brings to CML a broad range of leadership experience gained from 20 years with Eli Lilly & Co. in senior roles in Canada, China, United States, Latin America and the United Kingdom. From 2004 to 2007, he was President and General Manager of Lilly Deutschland GmbH, which, during his tenure, had approximately 1200 employees and sales of some $800 million. More recently, Tom has been engaged in a number of early stage biopharmaceutical companies in Toronto, including as President and CEO of Therapure Biopharma, Mississauga, from 2008 to 2011. He is a graduate of Queen's University (B.Sc. Hons. Life Sciences).

"We are very pleased to welcome Tom Wellner to CML. During the course of his career, Tom has had exposure to numerous healthcare and payor systems as well as to the critical interface of diagnostics, physicians, patients and treatment regimens. We view his marketing expertise, business development and industry knowledge as highly complementary to CML's community laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. We look forward to Tom's leadership, working with the Board and the senior management team, in building a robust future grounded in our historic strengths of quality, efficiency and profitability while capitalizing on opportunities for innovation in the dynamic healthcare and health science environment," said Patrice Merrin, Chairman of the Board.

The Directors expressed their appreciation to Ms. Merrin for the accomplishments achieved during her tenure as Interim CEO which role she ceased as of February 2, 2012.

About CML HealthCare Inc.

CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading provider of laboratory testing services in Ontario, operating 115 laboratory collection centres, and is the largest provider of medical imaging services in Canada with 103 imaging centres. CML, publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC", has approximately 89.8 million common shares outstanding. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

  • CML HealthCare Inc.
    Alice Dunning
    Director, Corporate Communications
    (905) 565-0043 ext.3472

    CML HealthCare Inc.
    Patrice Merrin
    Chairman of the Board
    (905) 565-0043
    (905) 565-2844 (FAX)