Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. Announces Executive Management Change

Published: Dec 21, 2005

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. announced that effective today, Isao Ogino, general manager of marketing and business development of Omron Healthcare, Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan), will assume the role of chief executive officer, succeeding the organization's current chairman and CEO, Kaz Saito. Saito will return to his home in Japan where he will serve as executive officer and vice president of Omron Healthcare, Co., Ltd., the parent company of Omron Healthcare, Inc., and oversee international sales and marketing.

Ogino brings 20 years of impressive experience at Omron Healthcare, in various management, engineering, marketing and business development roles, to the CEO position. Prior to his role as general manager of marketing and business development, Ogino served as a general manager of the organization's Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Ogino is also recognized at Omron Healthcare as a major contributor to the development and global introduction of the Augmentation Index Analyzer, an easy-to-use, non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic tool.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead this organization while helping to further its mission to create healthier lifestyles for the overall population," said Isao Ogino, chairman and chief executive officer, Omron Healthcare. "Mr. Saito set a high standard for superior service to the organization by increasing sales volume and securing Omron as the number one blood pressure monitor brand. I look forward to leveraging the success already in place by cultivating new business opportunities, expanding the company into new areas, marketing products like the Augmentation Index in the United States, and maintaining Omron Healthcare's dedication to consumers and medical professionals."

During Saito's five-year tenure at Omron Healthcare, the company experienced significant growth. "I'm thrilled that I was able to take part in Omron Healthcare's growth during my experience as chief executive officer," said Kaz Saito, executive officer and vice president of Omron Healthcare, Co., Ltd. "Because this market is very promising, I'm confident that Omron Healthcare will continue to promote healthy living and encourage individuals to monitor their health and avoid preventable diseases."

About Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Omron Healthcare, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Omron Healthcare, Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. Omron Healthcare, Inc. also provides products for respiratory ailments, weight management, and thermometry. Omron Healthcare, Inc. is headquartered in Bannockburn, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago, with offices in Ontario, Canada, servicing Canadian customers. Omron Healthcare is committed to providing advanced, high-quality professional medical and home healthcare products. For more information, visit .

CONTACT: Kazuko Kuriyama Omron Healthcare, Inc. (847) 247-5637 Lila Trickle Edelman (312) 233-1218

Omron Healthcare, Inc.

CONTACT: Kazuko Kuriyama of Omron Healthcare, Inc., +1-847-247-5637, ; or Lila Trickle of Edelman, +1-312-233-1218,

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