PDC - St. John Appoints Former Baxter Executive as Vice President, Marketing for North America Healthcare
San Fernando, CA (December 7, 2011) – Precision Dynamics Corporation – St. John, a leading global provider of patient safety identification and healthcare labeling solutions, announced today that it has appointed John Park as the company’s vice president of marketing for North America Healthcare. Most recently, Mr. Park was vice president, global marketing for Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s BioScience division, responsible for the global strategy of its $3 billion hemophilia franchise.
Mr. Park will be responsible for the management of Precision Dynamics – St. John’s North American Healthcare Marketing, Marketing Services, R&D, Database and Sales Operations teams. He will report to Tracey Carpentier, executive vice president and chief commercialization officer.
Mr. Park joins Precision Dynamics – St. John with more than 15 years of leadership experience in building and leading results-oriented commercial teams. He spent 11 years at Baxter in various strategy, product management, and marketing leadership roles. As Vice President for Global Marketing, he directed cross-functional commercial development teams toward approval of next generation products and business development opportunities. Prior to Baxter, Mr. Park worked for CSC Healthcare Group, a healthcare consulting company, where he managed the strategy consulting for Fortune 500 life sciences organizations. Mr. Park has a bachelor of arts, biological sciences degree from UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA degree and doctor of pharmacy degree from USC. He is also a registered pharmacist.
Ms. Carpentier said, “John brings extensive experience and a proven track record in driving successful and innovative product management, brand strategy, business development, and lead-generation programs for successful healthcare organizations. John’s broad based, in-depth range of expertise and leadership will help Precision Dynamics – St. John to grow its existing markets and expand into new healthcare applications. His expertise and leadership will be instrumental in supporting our company’s main focus of providing customers with outstanding products and services that support their goals of patient safety and efficient care management.”
Mr. Park said, “I am pleased and privileged for the responsibility of leading Precision Dynamics – St. John’s Marketing Team for North America Healthcare. The company has a remarkable reputation as a leading pioneer and innovator of patient safety solutions. With the merger of Precision Dynamics and St. John’s earlier this year, and its tremendous potential as a global leader in the industry, I feel that I am joining the organization at an extremely exciting point in the company’s development.”
In January, 2011 Precision Dynamics Corporation (“PDC”) merged with The St. John Companies Inc. (“St. John”) to become the world’s leading provider of identification and related patient safety solutions.
About Precision Dynamics Corporation – St. John
With more than 50 years of experience, Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records and imaging systems. The company specializes in serving the healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement industries. The company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, and the award winning PDC Smart® Kiosk.
Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. As an ISO 9001 certified company, Precision Dynamics Corporation – St. John follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com and www.stjohninc.com.
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