Leach Technology Group Builds Management Team of Medical Device Industry Veterans

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Leach Technology Group

    WESTPORT, Conn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leach Technology Group,
 Westport, CT., today announced the addition of two veteran executives to its
 management team. William M. Maxwell Ph.D. was named General Manager for its
 member company, UMM Electronics Inc., Indianapolis, IN.  At the same time,
 David M. Birkett was appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Sales and
 Marketing, Leach Technology Group.
     Robert F. Doman, president of Leach Technology Group, says, "We are
 excited to announce these appointments.  Leach Technology Group is augmenting
 its strategic executive team in support of its continued growth as a premier
 service provider to the medical device marketplace. Leach Technology Group is
 dedicated to giving our customers the total design, development, manufacturing
 and repair services necessary for them to bring excellent products to market
 and reach their business objectives.  Appointments such as these clearly
 demonstrate our commitment of bringing in talented individuals to provide the
 leadership necessary to achieve our goal of exceeding customer expectations.
     "As General Manager of UMM Electronics, Indianapolis, IN, Bill Maxwell
 will provide this facility an expanded depth of operations expertise.  Maxwell
 comes to UMM with 25 years' experience with Johnson and Johnson.  While there,
 Bill held management positions in both Operations and R&D at several J&J
 Operating Companies located in Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, and
 Ohio.  At Critikon, Inc., J&J's largest developer and manufacturer of
 electronic medical devices, Bill was the Director of the Manufacturing and
 Product Development Center in Tampa, Florida.  Bill's most recent management
 role was with J&J as Director of Worldwide Operations Engineering for Ethicon
 Endo-Surgery, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Maxwell holds both a BS and a Ph.D. in
 Chemistry from the University of Georgia.
     "As Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Dave Birkett
 will manage and support Leach Technology Group's expanded global sales and
 marketing effort.  His professional experience includes many high-level
 management positions in sales and marketing. He joins Leach Technology Group
 with over 25 years' experience in the medical device industry, most recently
 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, with Kimble Kontes.  Before joining
 Kimble, he served as Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, at Mallinckrodt,
 Inc., St. Louis, MO., where he was responsible for all national Group
 Purchasing Organizations with total sales of $410 million.  Prior to
 Mallinckrodt he held increasingly responsible positions in sales, sales
 management, sales training and marketing with Critikon, Inc., a division of
 Johnson and Johnson, in Tampa, FL.  Birkett has a BSBA in marketing from
 Northeastern University, Boston, MA."
     The Leach Technology Group is a worldwide leader in outsourced medical
 device design, development, manufacturing and repair services.  Members of
 this group are:  Hauser Inc., Westlake Village, CA; UMM Electronics Inc.,
 Indianapolis, IN; and LRE Technology Partner GmbH, Munich and Nordlingen,
 Germany.
     Hauser Inc. is a world-renowned, award-winning industrial design firm,
 offering design, user interface, human factors/ergonomics and rapid
 prototyping services to many medical industry and commercial customers.
     UMM Electronics Inc. provides development, manufacturing and depot repair
 services for a broad range of medical electronics and analytical instruments
 for OEM clients across the United States.
     LRE Technology Partner GmbH provides development and manufacturing and
 repair services to support the European market.
 
 

SOURCE Leach Technology Group
    WESTPORT, Conn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leach Technology Group,
 Westport, CT., today announced the addition of two veteran executives to its
 management team. William M. Maxwell Ph.D. was named General Manager for its
 member company, UMM Electronics Inc., Indianapolis, IN.  At the same time,
 David M. Birkett was appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Sales and
 Marketing, Leach Technology Group.
     Robert F. Doman, president of Leach Technology Group, says, "We are
 excited to announce these appointments.  Leach Technology Group is augmenting
 its strategic executive team in support of its continued growth as a premier
 service provider to the medical device marketplace. Leach Technology Group is
 dedicated to giving our customers the total design, development, manufacturing
 and repair services necessary for them to bring excellent products to market
 and reach their business objectives.  Appointments such as these clearly
 demonstrate our commitment of bringing in talented individuals to provide the
 leadership necessary to achieve our goal of exceeding customer expectations.
     "As General Manager of UMM Electronics, Indianapolis, IN, Bill Maxwell
 will provide this facility an expanded depth of operations expertise.  Maxwell
 comes to UMM with 25 years' experience with Johnson and Johnson.  While there,
 Bill held management positions in both Operations and R&D at several J&J
 Operating Companies located in Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, and
 Ohio.  At Critikon, Inc., J&J's largest developer and manufacturer of
 electronic medical devices, Bill was the Director of the Manufacturing and
 Product Development Center in Tampa, Florida.  Bill's most recent management
 role was with J&J as Director of Worldwide Operations Engineering for Ethicon
 Endo-Surgery, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Maxwell holds both a BS and a Ph.D. in
 Chemistry from the University of Georgia.
     "As Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Dave Birkett
 will manage and support Leach Technology Group's expanded global sales and
 marketing effort.  His professional experience includes many high-level
 management positions in sales and marketing. He joins Leach Technology Group
 with over 25 years' experience in the medical device industry, most recently
 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, with Kimble Kontes.  Before joining
 Kimble, he served as Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, at Mallinckrodt,
 Inc., St. Louis, MO., where he was responsible for all national Group
 Purchasing Organizations with total sales of $410 million.  Prior to
 Mallinckrodt he held increasingly responsible positions in sales, sales
 management, sales training and marketing with Critikon, Inc., a division of
 Johnson and Johnson, in Tampa, FL.  Birkett has a BSBA in marketing from
 Northeastern University, Boston, MA."
     The Leach Technology Group is a worldwide leader in outsourced medical
 device design, development, manufacturing and repair services.  Members of
 this group are:  Hauser Inc., Westlake Village, CA; UMM Electronics Inc.,
 Indianapolis, IN; and LRE Technology Partner GmbH, Munich and Nordlingen,
 Germany.
     Hauser Inc. is a world-renowned, award-winning industrial design firm,
 offering design, user interface, human factors/ergonomics and rapid
 prototyping services to many medical industry and commercial customers.
     UMM Electronics Inc. provides development, manufacturing and depot repair
 services for a broad range of medical electronics and analytical instruments
 for OEM clients across the United States.
     LRE Technology Partner GmbH provides development and manufacturing and
 repair services to support the European market.
 
 SOURCE  Leach Technology Group