PDC Appoints Rick Ellis to VP of Business Development
San Fernando, CA ( January 6, 2006) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, announces the appointment of Rick Ellis as its Vice President of Business Development.
In this new company role, Ellis is responsible for identifying and managing strategic alliances and merger and acquisition initiatives to support PDC’s strategic growth plans and optimize its revenue and operating income. Ellis will also develop and assess new market initiatives and analyze PDC business opportunities in both the healthcare and patron management industries.
“Rick’s appointment signifies PDC’s future growth in partnership investments,” said Gary Hutchinson, President/CEO of PDC. “His expertise will help strengthen and develop alliances with strategically aligned companies, key elements of PDC’s long-term growth. We welcome Rick to our team, and look forward to working together to take PDC to the next level.”
Prior to joining PDC, Ellis held positions, including Director and Vice President, in Operations, R&D and Strategic Planning at Hewlett Packard Company, Philips Medical Systems, and Smiths Medical, bringing over 23 years of experience developing medical devices to PDC.
Ellis holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY.
About Precision Dynamics
With 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, the Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, and the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA. Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.