Briefs

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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Gallahue to lead Resmed globally as president

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has promoted Kieran T. Gallahue from president and COO of the Americas to President of ResMed Global. Gallahue will now assume responsibility for global operations, new business development and product innovation. He reports to ResMed CEO and chairman, Peter Farrell. Gallahue will relocate to Sydney, Australia for 10-12 months as he transitions into his new role.
Cramer-Decker expands on both coasts

IRVINE, Calif. - Cramer- Decker Medical, a manufacturer of compressed gas equipment, opened a 5,000-square-foot distribution facility in Baltimore and planned to be in a new 42,000-square-foot facility in Santa Ana, Calif., by the end of last month. “Now, we’re two days from Florida, and one day to anywhere in New England, said Scott Decker, president of Cramer-Decker. “By having an East Coast and a West Coast location, now, we’ll be able to serve the Midwest and South at minimal freight costs.” Cramer-Decker also hired a director of sales in August to manage the inside sales force and the fledgling outside sales force. Although Cramer-Decker fields just one outside rep at the moment, the company’s 15-20% growth rate has stimulated plans for a larger force. Today, Cramer-Decker generates $30 million in sales nationally and $5 million in medical products sales.
Outtakes

Bob Van Kaenel replaced Pieter Leenhouts as Sunrise Medical’s vice president of marketing for North America on Sept. 13. Leenhouts is now vice president of standard products... Connectyx Technologies has named Michael Barish and Karen Moore of AnCor Healthcare Consulting, Inc. to its board of advisors…ResMed has been named to Fortune magazine’s annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies based on annual growth in sales and earnings over the past three years and total stock market return… SecureCare Technologies, best known among HME suppliers for its work on e-CMNs, has named Dr. Richard Corlin, Dr. Edward Hill and Dr. Mary Herald to its newly created physician advisory board.

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