Breaking news: Graham-Field announces leadership change

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08/27/2010

I'm flying out Monday to Elryia, Ohio, and will spend Tuesday visiting with Invacare and getting up to speed with all the stuff they are doing these days.  Before I go, I want to pass on this piece of news that came flying into my in-box at 3:46 pm this afternoon.

Here you go:

GF Health Products, Inc. ("Graham-Field") is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Spett
to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.

Spett's diverse background in the healthcare industry includes a variety of senior executive, sales, and marketing positions spanning more than 30 years. His global experience and in-depth industry knowledge are among Graham-Field's most invaluable assets. He began his career with Graham-Field in 1983 as Vice President of Operations for Labtron Scientific Corporation, then became Corporate Vice President of Marketing when Labtron and Graham-Field merged. He later served Graham-Field as Vice President of its Medical/Surgical Division, Senior Vice President, and most recently, Executive Vice President, where he was responsible for the Medical/Surgical, Homecare, Long Term Care, Consumer, and International Strategic Business Units, as well as Global Operations and Marketing.

Beatrice Scherer will continue, in her role as CEO, to oversee administration and strategic planning, while Spett will focus on operation and sales. Together Scherer and Spett will move forward to build on Graham-Field's winning framework: the manufacture and distribution of well-known, name-brand healthcare products that symbolize quality and value.

That's it. Have a great weekend, and I'll let you in next week on everything I found out while visiting Invacare.

Mike Moran