People News

Edition: October 2005 - Vol 13 Number 10
Article#: 2247
Author: Repertoire

Brewer expands sales organization

Brewer recently named Chris Hayden as territory manager. Equipped with a Brewer van, he will be serving the state of Michigan, working closely with distributor sales representatives and healthcare professionals. Hayden brings an immense amount of sales expertise to the Brewer team, having worked for Midmark Corp. and Dufort et Lavigne Ltee, an acute care distributor in Canada.

Henry Schein names DeMayo as VP, global human resources

Henry Schein Inc. appointed Carole DeMayo as VP, global human resources. DeMayo was most recently senior VP of global human resources at Symbol Technologies in Holtsville, N.Y. She will report to the companyís executive VP and chief administrative officer, Gerry Benjamin.

Sempermed names Adams director of sales, occupational health division

Sempermed USA Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., appointed R. Scott Adams as director of sales, occupational health division. Adams will have full responsibility for business development, sales team management and building company market share with the division. Since joining Sempermed in 1998, Adams has held territory manager, corporate business manager and director of alternate care management positions.

L.A. County names CEO for King Jr. Drew Medical Center

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services named Antionette Smith Epps as CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. Epps comes from Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala., where she served as director of system operations for the past year. She will replace Hank Wells, interim CEO of King Jr. Drew and a member of the Navigant management team. Navigant is working as the hospitalís consultant.

Medtronic names Steinhaus as VP, cardiac rhythm management

Medtronic Inc. in Minneapolis selected Dr. David Steinhaus as VP and medical director of the companyís cardiac rhythm management division. Steinhaus is currently president and executive medical director of Cardiovascular Consultants PC in Kansas City, Mo.

MedAssets names Mulligan, Wesson as vice chairman

MedAssets in Atlanta appointed Terry Mulligan and Toby Wesson as vice chairmen of its board of directors. Mulligan, who has been a member of MedAssetsí board of directors since 1999, retired from Baxter Healthcare in 1996 as group VP of health systems. Wesson has been a member of MedAssetsí board of directors since 1999 and is currently a general partner of Galen Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm.

Grossman to resign as CEO at Thoratec

Thoratec Corp. in Pleasanton, Calif., announced that D. Keith Grossman intends to step down from his position as president and CEO to pursue other professional interests. Grossman said this would occur only after a successor can be named and a smooth transition takes place. Grossman, who has served as the companyís CEO for nearly 10 years, has indicated that he will remain active in his current role during the search and transition period and will work closely with the board to lead the search for his successor. He also plans to continue serving as a director of the company after a new CEO is hired.

DoD names Cipicchio as acting director, defense procurement

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in Washington announced that Domenico C. Cipicchio replaced Deidre A. Lee as acting director for defense procurement and acquisition policy. Cipicchio was the previous deputy director of policy in DODís procurement office. Lee is now the assistant commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Serviceís Integrated Technology Services.

Hamon announces retirement from Premier

Robert L. Hamon, senior VP of group purchasing services at Premier Inc. in San Diego, announced his retirement, effective Sep. 2, 2005. He will work with Susan DeVore, president of Premier Purchasing Partners, and Mike Alkire to ensure a smooth transition. Hamon, who joined Premier in June 1998 as VP to lead a laboratory services-related strategic initiative, will pursue a career in real estate.

AHA names Lofton as chair-elect

The American Hospital Association (AHA) in Chicago named Kevin Lofton as chairman-elect, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Lofton is president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver and will become chair in 2007.

PSS World Medical promotes Corless to COO

PSS World Medical Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., promoted Gary A. Corless to the newly created position of COO. Corless is a 16-year company veteran and has served as president of the companyís Physician Business since May 2002. He began his career as a sales representative and progressively expanded his responsibilities and leadership for the company, including successful service from April 1999 to May 2002 as president of PSS World Medicalís Elder Care Business.