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Olympus Announces Executive Promotion

Caryn Dashukewich Promoted to Corporate Vice President, Human Resources 

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., (September 27, 2010) - Olympus, a precision technology leader designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas of Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products, has announced the promotion of Caryn Dashukewich to Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Olympus Corporation of the Americas. In her new role, Dashukewich will report directly to F. Mark Gumz, President and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas.

Dashukewich, a seasoned human resources professional with nearly 20 years of experience, supports all Olympus businesses within the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Under her leadership, the Human Resources team executes responsibilities for organizational development, employment, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, employee services and all other facets of managing the company’s human capital. She joined Olympus in 2006 as Director of Human Resources for Olympus’ Medical and Surgical Products business in the Americas and was promoted to Executive Director in 2007.

“Developing and engaging human capital is one of the most important drivers in creating and maintaining a profitable and innovative enterprise,” said Mark Gumz. “Dashukewich’s leadership in her new role will help ensure that we consistently attract and retain top talent that fits with our corporate culture, best serves our customers and contributes to the company’s continued growth and success.”

Prior to joining Olympus, Dashukewich was the HR Director for North America at Agere Systems Inc., a spin-off of Lucent Technologies now known as LSI, in Allentown, Pa., where she focused on compensation and leadership development for employees worldwide, and spent six months in Japan managing the business’ human resources in the Asia-Pacific region. She also has held positions with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Stateside Associates in Washington, D.C., where she handled recruiting, compensation and project management. Dashukewich graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in psychology and earned a master’s degree in applied behavioral science from Johns Hopkins University.

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products.
Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
  • Advanced research, clinical and educational microscopes and research and educational digital imaging systems;
  • Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments; and
  • Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves the healthcare field with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results. Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes.  For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

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Jennifer Lyons, Olympus, (484) 896-5350, jennifer.lyons@olympus.com