Sunrise Medical appoints former Permobil president to lead business in the US


Sunrise Medical has appointment long time industry veteran Larry Jackson as president of Sunrise Medical North America.

Effective from July 20, Jackson will report to Thomas Babacan, the president and CEO of Sunrise Medical Group.

With the appointment, he will also become a member of the group’s global senior leadership team.

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The appointment comes as Pete Coburn, currently the president of commercial operations, North America and Latin America, will leave the company after a transition period to pursue other interests outside the company. 

Prior to joining Sunrise Medical, Jackson was president of Permobil US and EVP Permobil group.

Thomas Babacan, CEO at Sunrise, said: “I am delighted to welcome Larry to join Sunrise Medical group. Larry brings significant strategic and operational expertise. We are very fortunate to have found the industry veteran like Larry who has strong track records of developing and executing effective growth strategy, as well as respected leadership and success over the past two decades.

“He is the ideal candidate to lead our North American business going forward, and bring our successful growth to the next level.”

He added: “I am also extremely grateful for Pete Coburn’s long time dedication to Sunrise Medical and his ongoing support in the transition and strategic projects, which continues to demonstrate his determination of putting Sunrise’s success as his first priority. I sincerely wish him all the best for his future endeavours.”

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