Martina Pieper was there from Dunlee. Dunlee is expanding its CT Tube business in Hamburg, Germany and Martina has to have one of the busiest travel schedules of anyone I know.
Richard Hart was there from Elite Medical and he reminded me about future medical companies that he and his partner acquired in the UK as well as Elite Medical Europe.
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Mike Schmit was there from General Electric. Mike is a fixture at the IAMERS conferences and when he speaks, everyone listens.
Hiren Desai has rebranded his company in India as, Medinnova. Hiren has had a busy year between earning his MBA and rebranding his business in India. He has also become ISO 13485 and he has been approved by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, which is a really big deal in India.
Steven Glasgow was there representing Multi-Medix. I had the good fortune to have dinner with Steven and he let us know that Multi-Medix is also ISO 13485. They have a great ultrasound business.
Mark Hoffa was there from Probo Medical. Probo is another fast growing company under the leadership of David Trogden and they have facilities now in Indianapolis, Tulsa, Tampa and Harrisburg.
Tim Martin was there from Radon Medical and he received a special award from Diana Upton for being someone who has given great support to IAMERS.
Gerald Olsen was there representing Richardson Healthcare and he gave us an update on the new Alta 750 that Richardson introduced.
Craig Diener and Kevin Borror were there from Universal Medical Resources and they are always great to spend time with. Both of those fellows are a pleasure to visit with. The company has really grown and even bought the building next door so they can have a staging base.
Dave Hurlock was there from Varex Imaging, along with Sebastian Cienki. As I said at the meeting, those two fellows are like yin and yang, totally different. But they seem to have a great relationship and Sebastian seems very happy. He told me his wife is happy as well to have him out of the house! Dave Hurlock, of course, is a true gentleman.
Tim True from Advanced Cooling Technologies was there, talking about his chillers and I think he made some inroads there.
All Parts Medical (also part of Philips) was represented by Reily Jennings, Mitch Foldi and Craig Henderson. I had a nice chat with Mitch. He has a long history in the field.
Tsuneo Imai was there representing Canon. I have to say that he could be a replacement for the most interesting man in the world and he was clearly one of the most charming fellows at the event. It was a real pleasure to be around him.
Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.
Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.