PAMS on prowl for new exec director
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) plans to have a new executive director riding herd at its offices, here, beginning in early April.
Dave Fiorini, who headed up PAMS for nearly three years, left the association March 2 for personal reasons. PAMS planned to conduct interviews in March and replace Fiorini this month, according to President Georgie Blackburn.
"Dave is well liked, and he has been a good ambassador for the association and the industry," she said. "It's a tough job; people move on to different things."
Fiorini said he plans to move to the Carolinas to be closer to his family. He has logged 13 years in the HME industry, including stints with DMERC-Region A and Pride Mobility.
In its next executive director, Blackburn said, PAMS wants a "seasoned veteran" who's savvy in several areas: management, marketing, public relations, finance and government.
"We're at the point where we need someone who can attack the capitol with us and talk on global issues when we lobby Washington, D.C.," she said. "What we expect of an executive director, from now on, is going to be more, because the issues have multiplied."
Looking back, Fiorini said the HME industry, despite the turmoil of recent years, is a "good industry to be in."
"It's a growing industry," he said. "In 2006, PAMS had three new members who just started HME businesses."
Fiorini's parting words: "Don't give up. Keep up the good fight."