Julie Shimer, Ph.D, Named Welch Allyn President & CEO

2007-01-16

Skaneateles Falls, NY  

Welch Allyn, a leading manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it has appointed Julie Shimer, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, effective March 5, 2007. Shimer was formerly president and CEO of Vocera Communications, Inc., a leading wireless communications company based in Cupertino, Calif. She has been a member of Welch Allyn's board of directors since 2002.

"Ms. Shimer's appointment as president and CEO of Welch Allyn completes a thorough and rigorous search to identify the best possible leader for Welch Allyn, now and into the future," said Dr. Andrew G. Wallace, Chairman of Welch Allyn's board of directors. "Ms. Shimer knows and understands our products and markets and is an excellent fit with the values that have been the cornerstone of Welch Allyn for over 92 years. She has been a tremendous resource to the board, and we are excited to have someone with her experience and skills lead the company."

"Having served on Welch Allyn's board of directors for the last five years, I am very passionate about this company and excited to be part of its future growth and success," said Shimer. "I am looking forward to working with the board and management team to build upon Welch Allyn's history of innovation and achievements in the healthcare industry."

Since 2001, Shimer has served as president and CEO of Vocera Communications, which provides wireless communications systems enabling instant voice communication among mobile workers for companies, including hospitals requiring enhanced customer service and productivity. Shimer has also held executive positions at 3Com Corporation, Motorola, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bethlehem Steel Company.

 

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Über Welch Allyn: 

Gegründet im Jahre 1915 und mit Hauptsitz in Skaneateles Falls, NY, USA, ist Welch Allyn einer der weltweit führenden Hersteller für fortschrittliche medizinische Diagnostikinstrumente und einer umfassenden Produktpalette an digitalen und Connectivity-Lösungen. Mit 2.500 Mitarbeitern in 26 Ländern ist Welch Allyn darauf spezialisiert, Ärzte und Pflegepersonal auf der ganzen Welt dabei zu unterstützen, die bestmögliche Patientenversorgung zu gewährleisten, indem das Unternehmen innovative Produkte, neueste Technologien und Spitzenlösungen produziert, mit denen mehr Patienten behandelt, mehr Krankheiten diagnostiziert und mehr Leben verbessert werden können. Weitere Informationen über Welch Allyn und das Angebot an Connectivity-Produkten und ‑Lösungen, finden Sie unter www.welchallyn.com.

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