Sunrise Medical's Hammes steps aside

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

LONGMONT, Colo. - Fresh on the heels of a reorganization into two separate divisions--mobility and respiratory--Sunrise Medical CEO and Chairman Mike Hammes has stepped aside to let a newcomer oversee the company's day-to-day operations. Sunrise introduced Michael Cannizzaro last month as its new president, CEO and vice chairman of the board. He'll run Sunrise Mobility and oversee DeVilbiss Healthcare, which will continue to be managed by Kees Regeling, its president and CEO. Hammes will remain chairman of Sunrise's board of directors.