Spence takes over Respironics' Homecare Division

Sunday, April 17, 2005

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Respironics has appointed Donald J. Spence as the new president of its Homecare Division. He replaces William J. Post, who resigned to move back to his original home in Columbus, Ohio.

Spence will assume the position of president of the Homecare Division on April 18, 2005.

Spence has extensive senior management experience in sales and marketing, manufacturing, financial operations, research and development, and strategic planning both domestically and internationally. Throughout his 27-year career, Spence has held positions of increasing responsibility with companies such as GKN plc, Datex-Ohmeda, Inc. and BOC Group, plc.

Commenting on Respironics' management team John Miclot, president and CEO of said, "I look forward to Don Spence leading the Homecare Division in its efforts to build on our core market segment of obstructive sleep apnea, while extending our presence in the sleep and respiratory marketplaces and seeking new opportunities for continued growth. I remain confident in our strong operating management team in place at our various divisions, led by Craig Reynolds, Chief Operating Officer, and I remain positive on the outlook for continued profitable growth across our key markets."