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Blue Medical Devices Announces New CEO

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:01pm
The Associated Press

Former Director of eLEAF, Noël Coopmans, joins rapid growing innovator in the treatment of vascular diseases Blue Medical, the global medical device company and innovator in the treatment of vascular diseases, today announces the appointment of Noël Coopmans as Blue Medical's CEO. Noël Coopmans brings more than 15 years of relevant business experience to his new role. Former CEO and founder of the company, Ronald A.M. Horvers, will continue to serve as CFO and CTO, ensuring a firm commitment to the company. The appointment followed the introduction of Blue Medical's new drug eluting technologies in March of this year and their development into additional coronary and peripheral applications, marking an important new phase in the company's successful history.

"We welcome Noël's experience and leadership to the Blue Medical community," said Mr. Horvers. "His results-oriented approach, entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of innovation, while helping us grow profitability and take full advantage of the global market opportunities ahead. In his new role as CEO, he will be responsible for realizing the full potential of our company and give direction to this new and exciting phase of growth.

"Blue Medical is a very promising and rapid growing innovative company" said Mr. Coopmans. "With activities and positions on major markets, products registered in over 25 countries and the introduction of the new distinctive drug eluting technology the company has a fascinating growth potential. I see a bright future for Blue Medical, targeting a doubling of turnover in the next 2 years. I am eager to be part of the experienced and dedicated Blue Medical team and the challenges ahead." About Blue Medical Located in the Dutch Brainport Area, Blue Medical (http://www.bluemedical.com/) is a global medical devices company and innovator in the treatment of vascular diseases. The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical products for cardiovascular diseases. Founded in 1998 the company has created a respected history of innovative ideas translated into high-end products and technologies used in different kinds of vascular products. Several patented technologies are licensed or sold to partners and now serve their products for patients care. Every year, over 100.000 patients are treated with Blue Medical devices worldwide.

Contact information: For further information and photo material please contact Blue Medical Devices, Eefje S.I. Mertens, Marketing Manager at +31-492-588-900 / eefje.mertens@bluemedical.com .

Blue Medical Devices B.V. Steenovenweg 19 5708 HN Helmond The Netherlands http://www.bluemedical.com SOURCE Blue Medical Devices BV -0- 08/23/2012 /CONTACT: .

CO: Blue Medical Devices BV ST: United States of America United Kingdom Netherlands China India Indonesia Japan IN: BIO HEA MTC MEQ SU: PER PRN -- UKW963 -- 0000 08/23/2012 18:00:00 EDT http://www.prnewswire.c

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