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2014-02-20 20:24:07

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) today announced that R. Andrew Eckert has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Company effective as of the end of the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders on February 20, 2014. Eckert is succeeding Richard M. Levy, 74, who is retiring after serving as board chairman for the Company since 2002, as a member of the board since 1999 and as CEO for the Company from 1999 to...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.