September 1, 2017 / 5:20 AM / a year ago

Hearing-aid maker Sonova names Danaher's Kaldowski as new CEO

ZURICH, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Sonova on Friday named Arnd Kaldowski as new chief executive officer as the Swiss company renews leadership following acquisitions and product introductions aimed at protecting its perch as the world's largest hearing aid maker.

Kaldowski, a 50-year-old German who previously headed a diagnostics unit at Danaher Corp, will become Sonova's chief operating officer in October and is slated to replace Lukas Braunschweiler as CEO starting on April 1, 2018.

Braunschweiler, who has led Sonova since 2011, has been proposed to join Sonova's board at the annual shareholders meeting next June. (Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Michael Shields)

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