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Biography PhotoR. Brian Hanson
President and Chief Executive Officer

R. Brian Hanson applies his broad experience in the science and technology industry to ION. Mr. Hanson serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Hanson served as our Chief Financial Officer from May 2006 until December 2011.

Beginning in 1986 until 1998, Mr. Hanson served in various positions with Culligan Water Conditioning, an international manufacturer of water treatment products and a producer and retailer of bottled water products. His positions with Culligan included Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hanson held a variety of positions at Fisher Scientific International Inc., a NYSE-listed manufacturer and supplier of scientific and healthcare products and services, including Vice President of Finance for the Healthcare group from 1998 to 2002 and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2003. In July 2004 until November 2005, Mr. Hanson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Imaging, Inc., a NYSE-listed provider of diagnostic imaging services to hospitals and other healthcare providers. Joining ION in May 2006, Mr. Hanson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In August 2011 Mr. Hanson assumed his new roles as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hanson received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of New Brunswick and an MBA degree from Concordia University in Montreal.