Ryan Gilday of Clinical Imaging Systems was there and Ryan is a real solid person. Ryan shared with us some of the deals he's been doing lately and it sounds like he is really on a great trajectory.
Jimmy Kallam was there. What a solid guy. If there is a problem, Jimmy is the sort of person who will think outside of the box and solve the problem.
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I had a nice visit with Richard Flannery and Mary Ann Flannery from EP Radiological Services. We had breakfast together on the last day. I think Richard has to be one of the senior statesmen at IAMERS because he was working on equipment in the 70's. Mary Ann, God bless her, came to the event even though she had her foot in a cast.
Jim Goldner, the treasurer was there and he deserves a lot of credit for donating his time. There are people who offer their help and there are people who actually help and Jim is the latter.
Next, there is James Dieterle and Robert Dieterle from KCKC Medical. These are well known GE service engineers and they are a go-to company when you have a problem with your GE product.
Mark Schaefer and Jennifer Gagliano were there from Medical Imaging Systems. My wife Barbara pointed out how impressed she was with Jennifer's comments and questions. And Mark shared a story with us about what happened to the industry in Colombia when the regulations changed. Almost everyone lost their businesses over night.
Allie Baylock was there from North American Imaging. He is a really nice fellow, always friendly and always cares about his clients. It was great to see him and have him at the event.
Julie Mardikian was there and she started a business helping people to become 13485 certified. Julie is an expert in this area and I am sure she will be a great success.
Heiko Schreml was there representing Siemens and although I did not get a chance to visit with him, he spent a lot of time chatting.
Sandy Del Gozzo, one of the nicest ladies in the finance business was there, working the room.
Mike Jasinski was there and finally, the guy brought his wife to an IAMERS event. Mike is really a ball of fire and always greets you with a smile and his wife, I hope, enjoyed herself and will be back again.
Nancy Godby was there from Cabell Huntington Hospital. She gave a very interesting overview and has quite an interesting overview herself. She gave some insight into the way hospitals think, which I imagine was helpful to everyone in the room. To me, it accentuated the importance of how in any given institution, there is a need for OEM service, need for in house service and need for third party service. I hope we don't lose sight of that in the months to come.
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.