Fresenius Medical Care’s Ron Kuerbitz leaves for Agilon Health

  • Signs for push-out forces
  • After four years on the job
  • Laud, praise, thanks and good wishes for Kuerbitz
  • Bill Valle taking over

( — Bad Homburg, Germany, January 13, 2017 — Ron Kuerbitz, top manager of Fresenius Medical Care, leaves. It is a change at short notice. As announced by Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA in a news release on Friday, January 13, 2017, Ronald (Ron) Kuerbitz leaves the post as Chief Executive Officer of North America at the provider of dialysis products in a surprising move after four years on the job, effective January 16, 2017. Kuerbitz will remain with the company until mid-February and will assist in the leadership transition during that time.

Kuerbitz’ duties are taken over by Bill Valle, currently Executive Vice President responsible for the Dialysis Service Business of North America at Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA.

Kuerbitz will be Chief Executive Officer at Agilon Health

Kuerbitz is joining Agilon Health as Chief Executive Officer. Agilon Health is a healthcare services and technology company formed in 2016 that partners with physicians to create value-based healthcare delivery systems.

CEO: Rice Powell

Rice Powell serves as CEO of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA. Powell is chief executive officer and chairman of the management board effective January 1, 2013.

On the job as CEO of North America since 2013

Ronald Kuerbitz is chief executive officer for North America effective January 1, 2013.

He joined Fresenius Medical Care in 1997.

Before being appointed to the company’s management board he served as executive vice president for Market Development and Administration for Fresenius Medical Care North America.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the health care field, having held positions in law, compliance, business development, government affairs and operations.

He is a graduate of Albion College and received his juris doctor degree from the Yale Law School.

Signs for push-out forces

It is not completely certain what forces eventually triggered Ron Kuerbitz’ move.

The Push-out Score™ determined by suggests that push-out forces may have contributed to the management change.

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