Etac reorganizes leadership
TORRANCE, Calif. – The Etac Group, which recently acquired Convaid, has appointed Chris Braun president for North America and has reorganized its sales team. Braun, who has served as Convaid’s president since 2008, will take on an expanded role, providing leadership for all of Etac’s brands in North America, including R82, Etac, Molift, Immedia and Convaid. He will also remain Convaid’s president. Braun’s first order of business as president of Etac NA was forming a new sales organization and appointing three sales managers to run it. Sales for the expanded pediatric channel, comprised of both Convaid and R82, will be jointly managed by Derek Fletcher, formerly R82’s East Coast sales manager, and Charles Larose, formerly Convaid’s North American business development manager. Fletcher will manage the East Coast, while Larose the West Coast. Scott Crosswhite, formerly vice president of R82, has been appointed manager of the adult distribution channel, handling products from Etac, Molift and Immedia. Additionally, Nanneke Dinklo, formerly Convaid’s director, global marketing and business development, takes on an expanded role in marketing and channel strategy for all Etac brands in North America.