Thomas Rossnagel Steps Down as CEO of Sunrise Medical

Chairman of the board praised 20-year veteran of the firm for his efforts to grow the company; search is on for replacement.

Citing family reasons, Thomas Rossnagel has stepped down from his position as president and CEO of complex rehab and mobility manufacturer Sunrise Medical.

Rossnagel has served as Sunrise’s leader since 2009. Effective today, June 1, Johan Ek, chairman of Sunrise’s board of directors, will take over as the company’s acting CEO.

“Thomas Rossnagel has led Sunrise Medical’s transformation to a global industry leader with revenues approaching €500 million in 2017,” Ek said. “He has worked relentlessly towards Sunrise Medical’s vision to ‘improving people´s lives’ by designing, manufacturing and marketing of innovative, high quality premium complex rehab mobility products and services. It is with regret I have accepted Thomas’ resignation”

“After 20 years of service at Sunrise Medical, I would like to spend more time with my family,” the departing Rossnagel said. “For that reason, I have asked our owners Nordic Capital to find a new CEO for Sunrise Medical. I took this step to ensure continued success of this great business. It is the right time for a new leader to take Sunrise Medical to the next level.”

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