Vapotherm Appoints James Liken to Board of Directors

Apr 08, 2010, 12:26 ET from Vapotherm, Inc.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapotherm  today announced the election of  James W. Liken, principal of J.W. Liken Holding to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Liken served as President and CEO of Respironics, Inc. from August, 1999 through December of 2003, where he navigated through a difficult post-merger period, refocused the organization on marketing, and then led Respironics to fifteen consecutive quarters of revenue and profit growth.  He served as Respironics' Vice Chairman until March, 2008.  Before joining Respironics, Mr. Liken was owner of Liken Home Medical, Inc.,  a regional provider of home respiratory services, from 1990 until he sold that business in July of 1998.  Mr. Liken had been active in the home medical business since 1976, serving in management and ownership capacities for several predecessor companies to Liken Home Medical, Inc.  He served on the board of the American Association of Homecare from 1980 to 2003, serving as chairman of the organization on two separate occasions.

"We are extremely pleased to have Jim join our Board of Directors," said Robert Storey, President and CEO of Vapotherm.  "His wealth of experience and proven business leadership in the respiratory and homecare markets, as well as his critical insights into the Company's major business segments, will serve our shareholders well.  Jim has a special sensitivity to what makes innovation succeed and has throughout his career maintained a clear focus on the needs of his customers."

Vapotherm, Inc. is a privately held manufacturer of respiratory care devices for hospitals and home care use based in Stevensville, Maryland. The Company is dedicated to the development of innovative, noninvasive technologies for respiratory therapy, especially for the treatment of chronic lung and acute breathing disorders. For more information, visit

Contact:  Larry Grant, Chief Financial Officer

Vapotherm, Inc.

198 Log Canoe Circle

Stevensville, MD 21666

Phone (410) 604-3977

Fax (410) 604-3978

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