ROCKY HILL, Conn. and ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATG Rehab (ATG) and United Seating & Mobility (USM) announced today a merger of equals. The combination brings together two of the country's top complex mobility companies to better serve customers and help navigate an evolving healthcare marketplace.
Paul Bergantino, President and CEO of ATG, will continue in that role for the combined company. Bob Gouy, President and CEO of USM, will assume the role of Executive Chairman. ATG and USM will continue to operate under their own names for the time being, but a new name for the combined entity will be announced over the next couple of months.
This merger of equals creates a company with the resources to innovate and adapt in a challenging healthcare environment. ATG and USM bring complementary expertise, talent and systems that will enable the combined company to deliver better services, maintain a wider network and generate greater value to customers and other stakeholders. From enhancing consumer services to creating value-added products for payers, the company will leverage their combined differences and best practices to provide an offering unmatched in the industry.
"The combination of ATG and USM creates a company with the resources to invest in protecting and improving consumer access to complex mobility and the other technologies they require," said Bob Gouy, Executive Chairman. "I could not be more excited about this merger and the value and opportunity it creates for the customers we serve and our collective teams."
"This is truly exciting news," said Paul Bergantino, President and CEO. "We saw the opportunity to build on the strengths of two great organizations which include the top ATPs, support teams and management in the industry. Our combined company will remain true to our mission of 'staying local as we grow', providing our customers with proper fit, fast delivery, outstanding communication and responsive repair turnaround times. Additionally, our company will be on the cutting-edge of providing innovative solutions that meet the specialized medical equipment needs of children and adults in communities across the country."
About ATG Rehab
ATG Rehab is a provider of wheelchairs and other complex mobility equipment with locations coast to coast. Established in 1999, ATG Rehab has expanded to 63 offices servicing 30 states and is committed to serving the local needs of clients and clinicians in each community. ATG Rehab is accredited by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation. For more information, please visit www.atgrehab.com.
United Seating & Mobility is based in St. Louis, MO and maintains 64 field offices across 26 states. USM's staff of certified rehab technology professionals and trained technicians is dedicated to providing customers with mobility needs with the best pathways to more satisfying lives using the broadest possible range of products. USM is accredited nationally by ACHC. USM's National Customer Care Center can be reached at 800.500.9150 or online at www.UnitedSeating.com.
ATG and USM are both known for expert customer care with trained, knowledgeable ATPs and staff who deliver outstanding service. The companies' product lines primarily consist of power and manual wheelchairs, adaptive seating and positioning systems, specialty bathing aids, rental equipment and other ancillary complex mobility items.
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