Edition: May 2002 - Vol 10 Number 05
Article#: 1243
Author: Repertoire

Med-Tech Associates Acquires Heath & Associates
Med-Tech Associates recently announced the acquisition of Heath & Associates, an Ohio-based manufacturer's representation firm. Heath & Associates currently provides coverage of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania. ''This gives Med-Tech a strong position in the Midwest with a professional, respected and well connected firm,'' said Bill Sparks, president of Med-Tech Associates. Med-Tech is a manufacturer's representation firm with 23 sales reps located across country. For more information call 303-567-9255.

Buffalo Hospital Supply Promotes Steiner and Casselman
Buffalo Hospital Supply of Buffalo, NY promoted two associates to its executive committee: William Steiner, formerly Director of Corporate Programs, was named Vice President of Corporate Programs; and James Casselman was promoted from Director of Management Information to Chief Information Officer.

G.A. Ingram Co. Announces New Sales Manager
G.A. Ingram Co. Ltd./Ingram's announces the hiring of Chris Appleton to its new Sales Manager. Appleton brings with him 13 years of sales and sales management experience. Applteon's responsibilities will be to strengthen and expand the Medical Distribution side of Ingram's business in Canada.

Dj Orthopedics Names VP of U.S. Sales
dj Orthopedics Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and services for the orthopedic sports medicine market, announced that David Derminio, 49, has joined the company as Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales. With more than 24 years of healthcare sales expertise in cast materials, joint replacements, orthopedic and sports medicine distribution, and bone growth stimulation products, Derminio is expected to play a significant role in increasing sales effectiveness and achieving the company's sales goals. In this newly created position, Derminio will be responsible for overseeing the U.S. Sales Organization for the DonJoy, ProCare and Alaron Surgical product lines, and will report directly to dj Orthopedics' CEO, Les Cross.

Smith & Nephew Names President for Orthopaedic Div.
Smith & Nephew announced that David Illingworth, 48, was appointed President of the company's Orthopaedic operations, based in Memphis, TN. He succeeds Larry W. Papasan, 61, who plans to retire at the end of this year. Papasan will become Chairman of Smith & Nephew's Orthopaedics Division from 1 May until his retirement and will work with Illingworth to ensure a smooth transition.

Illingworth's background was initially with GE Medical Systems, in the United States and Asia, followed by senior positions in medical device companies Nellcor Puritan Bennett and VidaMed, Inc. Until recently he was President of XL Vision, Inc., a company that created technology spin-offs.

New CEO Takes Helm at J&J
William C. Weldon, 53, assumed his new role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, James T. Lenehan, 53, assumes his new post as President in addition to his responsibilities as Vice Chairman. Together they will from the Office of the Chairman. They succeed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph S. Larsen, 63, and Robert N. Wilson, 61, Senior Vice Chairman of the Board and vice Chairman of the Executive Committee.

IMCO Announces PT Cruiser Winner
IMCO is proud to announce that Howard Shiffman of Cornell Surgical Co. has won a Limited Edition Inferno Red Chrysler 2002 PT Cruiser in the Winner's Circle National Sales Promotion.

Howard, one of 12 top selling sales reps who achieved the coveted Winner's Circle status, drew the key that started the engine of the 2002 PT Cruiser.

2002 Winner's Circle National Sales Promotion will begin May 2002 and last through January 2003.