ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRAY) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Appointment of Director
On October 24, 2019, the Board appointed Kevin Xie, Ph.D. effective immediately. Dr. Xie will serve as a Class II director with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and Dr. Xie will stand for reelection at that time. The Company Board has not yet determined which committees Dr. Xie will be appointed to serve on.
Dr. Xie has served as President of Healthcare Holdings for Fosun Group, a Chinese international conglomerate and investment company, and Chief Representative of Fosun, NY since March 2015. From February 2012 to March 2015, Dr. Xie served as Managing Partner for Kinglington Capital, an investment company. He co-founded and served as Portfolio Manager for Locust Walk Capital from April 2010 to February 2012. From January 2009 to January 2010, Dr. Xie served as Healthcare Sector Head for Scopia Capital, a global hedge fund. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Principal and subsequently Managing Director for Great Point Partners, a healthcare hedge fund. Dr. Xie served as an Equity Analyst for Delaware Investments, an asset management firm, from June 2002 to July 2005. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Project Leader and Senior Scientist for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Xie holds a B.S. from Tianjin University in China, a Ph.D. from The City University in New York, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. We believe Dr. Xie is qualified to serve on our board based on his extensive expertise in the healthcare industry.
Dr. Xie was designated by Fosun for election to the Board to a Securities Purchase Agreement related to the Company’s 2017 direct registered offering of common stock.
As a non-employee director, Dr. Xie will receive the compensation paid to all non-employee directors of the Company.
About ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRAY)
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets MRIdian, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients simultaneously. The Company offers radiation therapy technology combined with magnetic resonance imaging. MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery and the Company’s software to locate, target and track the position and shape of soft-tissue tumors while radiation is delivered. MRIdian delivers radiation to the tumor accurately while delivering less radiation to healthy tissue. MRIdian provides real-time imaging that defines the targeted tumor from the surrounding soft tissue and other critical organs during radiation treatment. MRIdian allows physicians to record the level of radiation exposure that the tumor has received and adapt the prescription between fractions as needed.