SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Angeion Corporation (NASDAQ: ANGN) today announced it has appointed Matthew S. Margolies as Executive Vice President Global Sales effective May 7, 2012. Mr. Margolies will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company's worldwide sales organization and delivering sales results to achieve operational and financial goals consistent with Angeion's corporate strategy. Mr. Margolies will be succeeding James Gaul, senior vice president global sales, who has served Angeion Corporation for 24 years in various sales and marketing positions. Mr. Gaul will actively participate in working with Mr. Margolies during the leadership transition.
With a career in the respiratory diagnostics industry spanning 20 years, Mr. Margolies comes to Angeion from Cardinal Health, where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the company's Nuclear Pharmacy team. Prior to his most recent role, Mr. Margolies worked with CardioNet as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing generating substantial growth in CardioNet's Cardiac Telemetry business. Prior to CardioNet, Mr. Margolies served for four years in a number of positions of increasing responsibility with VIASYS Healthcare, where he ultimately became Division President for the Respiratory Diagnostics group leading the company's Worldwide Respiratory Diagnostics team. In his role with VIASYS he was responsible for the growth in the Respiratory Diagnostics space that was a component of the $1.6 billion acquisition of VIASYS by Cardinal Health (now CareFusion). From 1993-2004, Mr. Margolies held Sales and Marketing leadership roles with Covidien Health / Mallinckrodt Imaging. Mr. Margolies holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Gregg Lehman, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Angeion, said, "We are pleased to have Matt Margolies, a proven sales executive, join Angeion at this important point in its history. Matt has demonstrated a record of high performance and success at a number of the industry's leading respiratory diagnostic companies. His extensive experience and background in developing and leading successful sales teams within the healthcare industry will be a great asset for Angeion. I look forward to Matt's new perspectives and skilled leadership as we strive to grow Angeion in the coming years."
Dr. Lehman continued, "I would like to thank Jim Gaul for the many years that he has devoted to Angeion and his success in establishing our MedGraphics brand as an industry leader. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
About Angeion Corporation
Founded in 1986, Angeion Corporation acquired Medical Graphics Corporation in December 1999. Medical Graphics develops, manufactures and markets non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems that are sold under the MedGraphics (www.medgraphics.com) and New Leaf (www.newleaffitness.com) brand names. These cardiorespiratory product lines provide solutions for disease detection, integrated care, and wellness across the entire spectrum of health whether managing chronic illness, promoting fitness, or training for the Olympics. The Company's products are sold internationally through distributors and in the United States through a direct sales force that targets heart and lung specialists located in hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics and physicians' offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, clinical research organizations, health and fitness clubs, personal training studios, and other exercise facilities. For more information about Angeion, visit www.angeion.com.
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Gregg O. Lehman, Ph.D.
Joe Dorame, Robert Blum, Joe Diaz
Lytham Partners, LLC
Chief Executive Officer and President
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