MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Biotel Inc. announced today that Harold Strandquist has been appointed Executive Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing for all Biotel operations. These include the Eagan-based Braemar Division, manufacturer of cardiac monitoring systems as well as tissue management and fluid extraction equipment; the Chicago-based Agility Division, a clinical research organization providing ECG monitoring services for clinical trials; and the Advanced Biosensor Division, based in South Carolina, a service and support facility for heart monitors in hospitals. The Company said that Strandquist will be working to add business through new OEM development partners.
Strandquist, who was previously head of Braemar, joined the company in January 2002 as General Manager and served as Braemar President since October 2002. Before that, he held executive management positions at ELA Medical, Angeion Corporation and Medtronic.
Biotel announced that Paul Brinda has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer of the Braemar Division. He was previously Director of Research and Development at Minntech Corporation.
The Company also announced that its Advanced Biosensor Division has now been consolidated organizationally into Braemar, and will do business under that name going forward. Management and operations remain in South Carolina.
In addition, Biotel said that it has transferred manufacturing of its Braemar tissue management and fluid extraction equipment from King, North Carolina, to Braemar headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota.
"These are important moves for Biotel designed to focus resources on the growth of our brands and to extend our design-build capabilities to new medical device applications while streamlining the organization to maximize support for our OEM business partners," said Steve Springrose, Biotel's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Harry Strandquist has done a great job of developing our Braemar business for the past six years, and now our entire organization will benefit from his expertise and industry leadership."
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