Newest Board Member Brings Key Operational Experience and Broad Blood
Glucose Monitoring Industry Expertise
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pelikan Technologies Inc., a leading developer of innovative hand-held diagnostic and monitoring devices, today announced the appointment of Dennert (Denny) Ware to its board of directors. Having most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), a global medical technology company, Mr. Ware brings vast operational and relevant industry experience to Pelikan's board. Under his leadership, revenue at KCI grew organically from approximately $300 million to $1.4 billion, making it one of the medical technology industry's fastest growing companies.
"We are very excited to have Denny join Pelikan's board," stated Pelikans president and chief executive officer, Dirk Boecker, M.D., Ph.D. "Not only does he have valuable first-hand experience in the blood glucose monitoring industry, he also has been responsible for generating tremendous revenue growth in the medical technology arena. This expertise will be particularly important for Pelikan as we ramp up our commercialization efforts for the Pelikan Sun(TM) electronic lancing device, as well as continue our development work on our next-generation, fully-integrated blood glucose system."
Prior to his work at KCI, Mr. Ware served as president and chief executive officer at Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, a market leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical diagnostic equipment, particularly in the field of glucose monitoring and management for diabetics. Following Boehringer Mannheim's acquisition by F. Hoffman la Roche, he served as chief executive officer of Roche Diagnostics Corporation until joining KCI. Mr. Ware currently sits on the boards of Given Technologies, Inc., PharmacoPhotonics, Inc. and BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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|SOURCE Pelikan Technologies Inc.|
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