BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CORPAK MedSystems, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices for the enteral feeding and bedside-technology markets, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Blair to the position of chief executive officer.
Mr. Blair brings 40 years of healthcare management experience to CORPAK. He served most recently as the chairman and chief executive officer of North American Science Associates, Inc., a contract research organization that provides medical device testing and consulting services to a global client base of medical device manufacturers. Previously, Mr. Blair was senior vice president and chief operating officer of Graphic Controls, Corp., a developer and manufacturer of medical and industrial disposables. Mr. Blair began his healthcare career at American Hospital Supply and Baxter International where he helped build the hospital supply division into a $2 billion business. Mr. Blair received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Hanover College and a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and management from Indiana University.
"We are excited to welcome Jeff to the CORPAK team and are confident that he will have an immediate and meaningful impact, building on CORPAK's excellent performance over the past three years," commented Eric Larson and Brian Miller, managing partners of Linden LLC and members of CORPAK's board of directors. "Jeff's experience in the medical device industry and his track record of significant sales growth will be tremendous assets as CORPAK executes its plan to expand adoption of the CORTRAK technology for placement of enteral feeding tubes. Jeff will also focus on realizing CORPAK's goals to expand its reach and product offerings through strategic acquisitions and partnerships."
"I'm particularly excited to join CORPAK and continue its impressive rollout of the CORTRAK enteral-access syste