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Stradis Healthcare Names Derrell James as New President and CEO

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stradis Healthcare today announced the appointment of Derrell James as its new President and CEO. James comes to Stradis Healthcare from EMS Technologies now Honeywell Defense and Space, where he held various roles including Vice President of Business Development and Director of Technical Sales. A seasoned general manager with broad healthcare expertise and a successful background in growing new revenue sources, James will guide the company's strategy as Stradis expands into a rapidly growing market. 

James has a reputation as a transformational leader with a proven track record of growing revenue and market share while competing against large incumbents. In his most recent role at Honeywell, he was responsible for global business development, marketing and sales, in the defense and space sectors for satellite communications, line of sight datalinks, RADAR, and space payload systems. Prior to joining Honeywell, James was with Kimberly-Clark where he led the operations business integration culminating with the successful acquisition of I-Flow, Inc., and Baylis Medical, Inc., adding $150 million/year in sales starting in 2010. Before Kimberly-Clark, he held various positions in the medical devices and process instrumentation industries in general management, operations, business development, and sales at Genicon and Sypris.

"With Derrell, we have found the right CEO to take Stradis Healthcare to the next level," said Stradis co-founder Jeff Jacobs. "His breadth of expertise across multiple sectors, most notably healthcare, led him to resonate with our goals for Stradis, and his go-to-market experience is just what the company needs in this next phase of growth.  We could not be more thrilled with our choice. We are confident he is the right person to lead us forward."

"I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead such a forward-thinking, motivated, and dedicated team," said James.  "Stradis has proven itself as a leader in the custom surgical packs market, and is well positioned to continue exceptional growth into adjacent markets and with a growing portfolio of products and services.  Our commitment is to bring the right tools and support to the medical community to ensure the best possible surgical outcomes for our clients and the ultimate customer, the patient."

About Stradis Healthcare

Stradis Healthcare is a custom procedure pack company serving the healthcare markets with custom solutions unlike any other company in healthcare. Stradis not only supplies custom solutions for any type of surgery in the acute care and large multi-practice facilities, we also specialize in the physician owned facilities as well. For additional information, visit www.stradishealthcare.com.

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