BOTHELL, Wash., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Neal K. Long as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cardiac Science.
Neal brings more than three decades of experience in the medical devices industry. Prior to this role, he was the CEO of Draeger Medical Systems' North American medical devices business and concurrently served as President of its global patient monitoring and IT businesses. Before joining Draeger, he was the Director of Philips' Chronic Care, New Clinical Ventures and General Manager of its Diagnostic ECG business unit. Neal has also worked for GE Marquette Medical Systems in Milwaukee, Wis., as Business Unit Manager for its Non-Invasive Cardiology unit and was Director of Marketing of its Cardiology Division.
"We are fortunate to have someone of Neal Long's caliber and experience step up to lead Cardiac Science," said Thomas Dietiker, Director, OEM and M&A, Opto Circuits (India) Ltd. He also added that, "With his 30-plus year career and renewed leadership, we hope to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. His proven growth record has been propelled by a comprehensive knowledge of our business and products."
"I've devoted my career toward working for leaders such as Cardiac Science," Neal said. "Throughout my career, I've been committed to growth through knowledge, innovation, commitment and teamwork. Cardiac Science has excellent products, a great team and a great future, and combined with Opto Circuits' commitment to the cardiovascular business, I'm confident we will advance our competitive position in the marketplace."