Dow R. Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. since September 29, 2012. Mr. Wilson served as the Chief Operating Officer and served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Varian Medical Systems Inc., from October 2011 to September 2012. He served as a Corporate Executive Vice president of Varian Medical Systems Inc., from August 2005 to October 2011. Mr. Wilson served as the President of Oncology Systems and Corporate Vice President of Varian Medical Systems Inc. from January 10, 2005 to August 2005.
Mr. Wilson joined Varian in 2005, following a 19-year career with General Electric, a diversified industrial corporation, in a variety of senior management positions in both the United States and Europe. While at GE, Mr. Wilson also managed several large, global enterprises, including the CT (Cat Scanner), Xray, and Functional Imaging Businesses. Prior to joining the Varian Medical Systems, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare-Information Technologies business in General Electric Company, or GEC, from 2003 to 2005. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Patient Monitoring Technologies.Previously, he served as General Manager, Surgical, X-ray and Interventional Businesses and General Manager, Functional Imaging of the Healthcare-Information Technologies business from 2002 to 2003, and was General Manager, Computed Tomography of the Healthcare-Information Technologies business from 2000 to 2002. During the previous 15 years, Mr. Wilson held various management positions within GEC.
He has been a Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc since September 29, 2012. He has been a Director of Saba Software, Inc. since August 28, 2006 and as its Lead Director from September 21, 2011 to March 1, 2013.
Mr. Wilson holds a B.A. degree in English and business from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth''s Amos Tuck School of Business.