DMS Health Group Leadership Appointments

Jan 17, 2006, 00:00 ET from Otter Tail Corporation

    FARGO, N.D., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Paul Wilson has been named
 CEO of the DMS Health Group and Nat Geissel has been promoted to president of
 DMS Health Technologies, a primary business unit of the company. The DMS
 Health Group is a national diagnostic imaging and equipment provider
 headquartered in Fargo and an operating company of Otter Tail Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   OTTR).
     The appointments were announced today by Lauris Molbert, Otter Tail
 Corporation's chief operating officer. "With Paul Wilson and Nat Geissel at
 the helm, we not only gain broad healthcare experience, but also visionary
 leadership and a dynamic team focus for the entire DMS operation," Molbert
 said. "The DMS Health Group is already considered one of the top medical
 equipment dealers in the nation and these key appointments will help
 strengthen its high-performance culture."
     Wilson previously was the CEO at Innovis Health in Fargo, where he was
 responsible for overall operations and strategic planning at the 74-bed acute-
 care hospital. Prior to Innovis, he was vice president of operations at Banner
 Health System in Fargo, one of the nation's largest healthcare multisystems.
 At Banner, he oversaw operations at 11 acute-care hospitals and 12 clinics
 across six states, ranging from Alaska to Arizona. Wilson also has held
 administrator roles at hospitals in New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska. He
 received his Master's in Hospital Administration from the University of
 Minnesota, St. Paul.
     Geissel joined DMS Health Technologies in 2000 as senior vice president.
 Prior to joining DMS, Geissel was a vice president at R.P Kincheloe Company in
 Dallas, overseeing diagnostic imaging equipment sales and service in Texas and
 Oklahoma. Before that, he worked for Philips Medical Systems as an account
 manager in Iowa City, covering the region of eastern Iowa and western
 Illinois. His career in healthcare began in the hospital setting, with
 management roles in administration and radiology at major medical centers in
 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science
 from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
     The DMS Health Group operates through two primary business units, DMS
 Health Technologies and DMS Imaging. DMS Health Technologies sells and
 services diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring equipment. DMS Imaging
 provides mobile, portable, interim and fixed-site diagnostic imaging services
 across the United States. For more information about the DMS Health Group,
 visit .
     Otter Tail Corporation has interests in diversified operations that
 include an electric utility, plastics, manufacturing, health services, food
 ingredient processing and other businesses. Otter Tail Corporation stock
 trades on NASDAQ under the symbol OTTR. The latest investor and other
 corporate information is available at . Corporate
 offices are located in Fergus Falls, Minn., and Fargo, N.D.

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