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Max Mobility Names New SmartDrive Educator

Devon Doebele will join company’s executive team to oversee expansion, education of SmartDrive power assist.

WAMES Awards Home Care Medical Directors

Donna Smith and Jim Spellman honored for their efforts on behalf of the Wisconsin association and the industry.

AAHomecare Adds Friedlander

Experienced non-profit pro brings marketing and communications skills to association.

KMESA Recognizes Knewasser

Kentucky provider association gives Wayne Knewasser its Legislative Advocacy Award.

AAHomecare Adds Administrative Associate

Lindsay Mudd brings range of skills, experience to national HME industry association.

VGM Raises Kauten to CIO; Duryea Named as Forbin President

Kauten to focus on VGM’s technology optimization; Duryea to ply USMC and distribution background to Forbin.

Brightree Adds Two New Execs

Addition of Jones, Rietkerk will support rapid business growth and strategic operations.

Jim Greatorex Joins VGM Retail

Former provider professional will help source new products to enhance providers’ cash sales efforts.

AAHomecare Brings on Manager of Government Affairs.

With 12 years’ experience in industry, Plauché will leverage industry, advocacy experience in newly created role.

MHPA Taps Moore to Lead Policy Team

HHS appointee will oversee policy, advocacy and research staff for national trade association for Medicaid plans.



O2 Concepts Elevates Kent to CEO; Expands Management Staff

POC maker adds International VP and Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast.

Pride Appoints Industry Vet as VP Jazzy & Retail Mobility Sales

Randy Walsh to use lift chair, scooter, Group-2 expertise to help providers expand their retail efforts.

Mixon Retires from Invacare Corp.

Founder of DME manufacturing giant stepping down from role as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Jeremy Kauten Promoted to President of VGM Forbin

Kauten will head member service organization’s web development and web marketing division.

Pride Names New CFO

Patone brings 20-plus years’ experience to power mobility manufacturer’s accounting and financial management.

Van Halem Group Adds More Medicare Know-How

Audit consulting firm adds six staffers; leadership boasts more than 130 years’ Medicare experience.

Emmett Joins Golden as VP of Ops

Operations management and engineering veteran working to improve, increase manufacturing.

Pride Hires New Marketing VP

Jim Schreiber comes aboard as mobility maker gears up for various new releases.

Bendell Takes Helm of New VGM Division

VGM Veteran will head Emerging Markets Group; Geffert to lead VGM and Associates.

Ottobock Promotes Two Team Members

Swiggum now executive vice president of North America sales; Oschell now national director of sales for mobility solutions.

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