Lexington, KY – March 15, 2011 – MedPro Safety Products is pleased to announce the recent hire of a new executive to join MedPro’s senior management team. Mr. Gregory C. Schupp will serve as MedPro’s Chief Operating Officer beginning March 23, 2011. Mr. Schupp joins MedPro after over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and extensive technical leadership. Most recently, Mr. Schupp served as Director of Operations, G.M. of United States manufacturing for the Sorin Group, a global medical device manufacturer and distributor based in Milan, Italy. Previously he served as Vice President Operations of the New Jersey facilities of Maquet, Inc., a global medical equipment company headquartered in Rastatt, Germany.
“Greg’s addition to the Company will facilitate our growth. His breadth of experience in manufacturing, engineering, quality, and regulatory management will be a tremendous asset to MedPro,” said Craig Turner, Chairman and CEO. “The guidance Greg can offer to our talented team of employees should enable our company to accelerate the commercialization of its product portfolio. We are looking forward to his addition to our team.”
About MedPro Safety Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, MedPro Safety Products, Inc. is a leading developer of safer medication delivery and blood collection systems. The Company licenses, develops and manufactures transformational technologies marketed through its global medical device partners. MedPro’s portfolio addresses multiple product categories within the medical delivery (injection and infusion) and blood collection (blood collection sets and blood tube holders) markets. These products incorporate needlestick prevention features considered to be the most passive now available on the market as they require little or no clinician training compared to competitive products. The total global market opportunity currently addressed by the Company’s products is estimated to be in excess of $6 billion. For additional information, please refer to the ‘Investor Relations’ link on the Company’s website (http://www.medprosafety.com).
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