Ardie R. Nickel
Secretary, Scientific and Medical Development
ARDIE R. NICKEL currently serves as the Secretary and as the Director of Scientific and Medical Development for the Company. From late 1997 to late 1999 Mr. Nickel
was the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Radiation Centers of America, Inc. and its subsidiaries. He has been active in business development for several major products in the medical diagnostic imaging field.
He served as a consultant in diagnostic imaging development for Bracco Diagnostic, Inc., New Jersey from 1995 through 1997. From 1989 to 1994 Mr. Nickel was Vice-President of Diagnostic
Imaging for Sterling Winthrop, Inc., a division of Eastman Kodak. He was responsible for the development
and defense of the overall strategic plan for each candidate Diagnostic Imaging Compound and for directing the activities of the Diagnostic Imaging Group. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Nickel spearheaded and
coordinated the development of new products within the Berlex Laboratories, Inc. imaging group in coordination with the Schering AG diagnostic group in Berlin. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Nickel served as
General Manager for the Berlex Imaging Division working closely with the CEO, Operations Management, R&D, Finance, and marketing to create and carry their complete process for identifying, producing and
marketing imaging products.
Mr. Nickel was responsible for forming the Imaging Division at Berlex in 1981 and served as its first Director
of Operations from 1981 to 1983. From 1967 to 1981, Mr. Nickel was employed by Winthrop Laboratories, Inc. as a Clinical Research Project Director. He was responsible for the clinical research program of
radio-opaque contrast media. Mr. Nickel received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1958 in Radiologic Science from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.