Omron Healthcare Names New Chief Operating Officer Bob Kondraske

Feb 25, 2008, 00:00 ET from Omron Corporation

    BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. has
 announced Bob Kondraske as the company's new chief operating officer. With
 an extensive background in sales, Kondraske will fortify Omron's business
 through increased sales and profit growth in their mainstay business
 categories: blood pressure monitors, weight management, thermometry,
 respiratory, and professional medical. Kondraske's experience as a proven
 business leader in the healthcare industry will aid Omron in continuing to
 provide a portfolio of quality products that employ innovative technology,
 in order to continue to meet market needs.
     Kondraske's extensive background in the healthcare industry runs the
 gamut from consumer pharmaceuticals to nutrition and healthcare. He joins
 Omron Healthcare from Pennsylvania based McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a
 subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, where he was formerly vice president of
 sales development. In this position, he led a team in the launch of a new
 department supporting category management, shopper insights, customer
 marketing, new product launch activity and sales operations.
     Previous to this position, Kondraske was vice president of U.S.
 Consumer and Worldwide Ingredient Sales for McNeil Nutritionals, another
 division of Johnson & Johnson and a global marketer of nutritional brands.
 While there, he was a member of the senior management team that led the
 company's start-up nutritional platform and that successfully launched
 Splenda(R) no-calorie sweetener.
     "Mr. Kondraske has proven himself as an effective business leader with
 experience in several key channels, and we look forward to having him join
 our senior leadership team," said Isao Ogino, chief executive officer,
 Omron Healthcare, Inc. "Omron Healthcare is a leader in home health
 monitoring, and with the addition of Mr. Kondraske as our chief operating
 officer, we expect to expand our products and services across the board to
 meet market needs."
     About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
     Omron Healthcare, Inc., located in Bannockburn, IL, a northern suburb
 of Chicago, is the North and South American subsidiary of Omron Healthcare
 group. A leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors
 for home use, Omron Healthcare group is a market leader in blood pressure
 monitoring with over 70 million of its monitors sold worldwide to date.
 Omron Healthcare is committed to offering clinically proven, innovative
 weight management and thermometry products and devices for use in treatment
 of respiratory conditions, all with the aim of helping people achieve
 greater compliance and quality of life. With the acquisition of the
 Colin(R) brand of blood pressure monitoring products for hospitals,
 clinics, and physician offices, Omron Healthcare has a unique position as a
 company offering a wide array of medical devices for use in sites ranging
 from hospitals to the home. For more information, visit and for Colin products, visit
Contact: Lexie Alcon Edelman (312) 240-2625

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