Hanger Inc. announced Richmond L. Taylor, executive vice president of Hanger Inc. and president and chief operating officer of Hanger Clinic, will retire on Dec. 31 and Samuel M. Liang will fill his position. Liang will start as an executive vice president at Hanger and work closely with Taylor until the third quarter when he will assume the role of president of Hanger Clinic.
Richmond L. Taylor
Taylor joined Hanger in 1999 as executive vice president, as well as president and chief operating officer of Hanger Clinic. During his 15 years at Hanger Clinic, Taylor built a new field leadership structure that harnessed organic growth, adapted improvements to the Hanger Clinic business model, directed the adoption of the new Hanger Clinic brand and drove infrastructure investments, such as a new product purchasing portal and the ongoing implementation of electronic health records.
With 30 years’ global cross-functional experience in medical device and pharmaceutical business development and operations, Liang joins Hanger from Bayer HealthCare, Radiology & Interventional where he serves as senior vice president. Liang also served as president and chief executive officer of Medrad Inc. and Vascular Therapies LLC, and has held numerous leadership positions at Cordis Corporation.
Samuel M. Liang
“As former president and CEO of two medical device companies, Sam’s proven global leadership in health care aligns with Hanger Clinic’s continuing growth trajectory,” Vinit Asar, president and chief executive officer of Hanger Inc. stated in a company press release. “Having worked with Sam previously, I can attest to his high integrity, strong collaboration style and operational prowess. He has built outstanding relationships with physicians, customers and other stakeholders in the medical community. I am confident Sam will continue to improve on our strong O&P business while injecting new perspectives and driving new prospects.”