ADDISON, Ill., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ArjoHuntleigh, a worldwide provider of health care products and services, has named Rick Lytle as its North American President. Lytle, who will oversee the company's sales and service operations in the United States and Canada, brings strong global general management experience to his new role. His initial focus will be to effectively integrate the commercial operations of the recently acquired Therapeutic Surfaces division from Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
"I am very pleased to have Rick join our company as a contributor toward continued business and organizational growth in North America and as a participant in the formation of our global strategy," explains Alex Myers, Global President and Chief Executive Officer, ArjoHuntleigh.
Lytle has worked for many years as a senior executive in the medical technology industry, including operational leadership roles in North America and Europe. Most recently, he served as a general management consultant for medical technology companies and mid-market private equity firms.
Prior to this, Lytle spent 11 years at Covidien, most recently as President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Medical Supplies, based in the United Kingdom. At Covidien, he was responsible for directing strategic and day-to-day management of its medical business unit in 17 EMEA countries. He also served as Covidien's General Manager of the U.S. and Canadian Imaging Division, where he was responsible for leading an 800-person commercial and operations staff.
Earlier in his career, Lytle held sales and marketing management positions at Sage Products, a medical products manufacturer, and at Black and Decker. Lytle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University Kelley Business School and has completed various executive education programs at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of London.
A Getinge Group company, ArjoHuntleigh is a global healthcare products manufacturing, distribution and services company with global sales of $700 million. The North American business unit, representing an estimated 36 percent of world sales, employs more than 1,300 in the United States and Canada. It offers a broad range of integrated solutions for the care of acute, in-home and long-term care patients to enhance their quality of care. The company's large product portfolio includes equipment and medical devices, such as medical beds, patient lifting and transfers, therapeutic surfaces, DVT prevention, wound healing and disinfection systems. Its services include on-site injury prevention and ergonomics consulting, facility planning consulting, an online staffing assessment tool and equipment rental. For more information, visit www.arjohuntleigh.com.
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