Vital Images snags Agfa CTO Akyuz

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Vital Images, a provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis solutions, has named Erkan Akyuz executive vice president of engineering.

He will be responsible for product development and report to president and CEO Michael H. Carrel. Vikram Simha will continue as chief technology officer (CTO) and focus on setting direction for the company's enterprise platform, as well as expanding relationships with marquee customers.

Akyuz was most recently with Agfa HealthCare, where he served as CTO for several years. While at Agfa, Akyuz also led the imaging informatics and radiology IT business units. Previously, he held a variety of technology positions at Agfa, including vice president of research & development, director of technology and architecture and director of process, methodologies and tools. Akyuz came to Agfa following its acquisition of Mitra Imaging, where he held various technical positions. Prior to Mitra Imaging, Akyuz was in software development with Atlantis Systems International, a defense contractor.