David C. Westgate

David C. Westgate

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President and CEO, Carestream

Years in current role: 3

What do you enjoy most about your role?

At Carestream we do work that matters and that could not be done without our global team of dedicated and talented individuals. I really love connecting with our people and I feel incredibly fortunate to help lead a great organization that is innovative, engaged and committed to succeed.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve dealt with over the past year?

I am very proud of our people who went above and beyond in responding to the X-ray equipment needs of health care providers around the world — from major medical centers to community hospitals and clinics — all while dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic.

We have been successful in keeping our people safe — our No. 1 priority — and our facilities remained fully operational in the face of significant business challenges. Our teams really stepped up to make good things happen for customers around the world.

What are you most looking forward to doing as COVID restrictions ease?

We have a global network of employees dedicated to providing the best customer experiences in the market and we are well positioned to build a much more successful company. We will do this by listening to customers to understand their needs and develop innovative products and systems to help improve the delivery of patient care.

We believe in doing the right things the right way and that approach helps us make solid decisions to grow this company. Through trust, respect and integrity, we focus our energy on improving the customer experience — and the better we are at that, more organizations will choose to place their trust in us and do business with us. Carestream is committed to delivering breakthrough innovations to health care providers around the world, and we have much to look forward to as we return to a more stable way of life.