NEW PRAGUE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Electromed, Inc. announced today that Kathleen Skarvan has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2012. Ms. Skarvan succeeds Dr. James J. Cassidy, who has served as the Company’s interim CEO since May 2012. Dr. Cassidy will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
“The Board of Directors is excited by the appointment of Kathleen Skarvan as the Company’s new CEO, and believes she brings a strategic vision to the Company that will increase shareholder value over the long term,” said Stephen H. Craney, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Ms. Skarvan brings a wealth of operational and executive experience to the position, including heading a public company division with annual revenues over $300 million. The Board of Directors looks forward to working with Ms. Skarvan on implementing our goal of increasing revenues and continuing Electromed’s status as a leader in the airway clearance therapy market. The Board would also like to thank Dr. Cassidy for his leadership as interim CEO and looks forward to continuing to work with him in his role as COO.”
Ms. Skarvan has served as Vice President of Operations at OEM Fabricators since November 2011. Prior to her position with OEM Fabricators, Ms. Skarvan served in various roles at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, most recently as the President of the Disk Drive Components Division from April 2007 until March 2011. Ms. Skarvan also served as a Senior Vice President of Hutchinson Technology Incorporated from December 2010 to March 2011, and as Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the Disk Drive Components Division from October 2003 until April 2007.
About Electromed, Inc.
Electromed, Inc., founded in 1992 and headquartered in New Prague, Minnesota, manufactures, markets, and sells products that provide airway clearance therapy, including the SmartVest® Airway Clearance System and related products, to patients with compromised pulmonary function. Further information about the Company can be found at www.Electromed.com.
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Stephen H. Craney, 507-452-5109 x 216
Chairman of the Board