Pro-Dex has announced that its board of directors has appointed Richard Van Kirk to the position of CEO, effective January 12, 2015.
He succeeds Harold Hurwitz, who had served as the CEO since February 2013 and chief financial officer (CFO) since October 2010.
Van Kirk, 54, joined the company as director of manufacturing in 2006 and was subsequently promoted to vice president of operations and then chief operating officer in April 2013. He previously served as manufacturing manager and manager of product development for the ChargeSource division of Comarco and as general manager at Dynacast.
In addition, Alisha Charlton has been appointed CFO, also effective January 12, 2015. She joined the company in January 2014 as senior director of finance.
Pro-Dex specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of powered rotary drive surgical and dental instruments used primarily in the orthopedic, spine, maxocranial facial, and dental markets.