At the end of last year, Swedish-based Permobil announced Charles 'Chuck' Witkowski, II as executive vice president for the Americas. A leading producer of motorized wheelchairs and mobility solutions with a factory in Lebanon, Permobil selected Nashville-based Witkowski to advance its mission of moving people forward, literally and figuratively.
Witkowski is a strategic and operational executive with diverse experience building and leading medical device, healthcare service and life sciences businesses. He comes to Permobil from Hillrom (NYSE: HRC), a mission-driven medical device company with approximately $3 billion in sales and 10,000 employees, where he was a corporate vice-president and global general manager for the past four years. Prior to Hillrom, he was the founding president and CEO of Hubble Telemedical, a national telemedicine provider and medical device start-up focused on eradicating diabetic vision loss and blindness. Hubble was acquired by Hillrom in 2015.
Witkowski, a Tennessee native, holds a degree in economics from the University of Montana, Missoula, and an MBA from the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee.