Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of TeraRecon has decided to take a new direction, releasing longtime President Robert Taylor, Ph.D., according to several of my sources with a few of Tera's larger customers.
Dr. Taylor's bio on the TeraRecon site has been purged, but here is the cached version:
Robert Taylor, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive OfficerChairman Dr. Taylor joined TeraRecon in February 2001 with the responsibility for creating and developing the Company’s advanced visualization business in the global market. He received both his B.Sc. (1990) and his Ph.D. (1996) in physics from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, England. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Taylor served as chief executive officer and director of publicly-traded AccuImage Diagnostics Corp., which was later acquired by Merge Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Taylor currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TeraRecon, Inc. He has over 15 years of experience with advanced software and technology development and commercialization in a broad range of settings, from advanced clinical applications to distributed healthcare systems.I'm rather in shock over this...I've met Dr. Taylor on several occasions, and I'm quite convinced his leadership helped make the product line what it is today. As you probably know, we chose TeraRecon over a number of other advanced-imaging vendors after a side-by-side comparison. We have been very pleased with our choice. It integrates quite well with our Agfa PACS, and it is user friendly. Of course, there has been a learning curve as you would expect with a tool this powerful. Eventually, I'll get around to publishing some of the spectacular images my partners are producing daily.
Such is life in big companies, I guess. I haven't heard directly from Dr. Taylor as yet, but I'm sure he will land on his feet and find another pursuit worthy of his attention. I'll be glad to supply a letter of reference.
No word at this point as to Dr. Taylor's successor.