On June 5, 2013 Greatbatch, Inc. announced that it would combine Greatbatch Medical and Electrochem Solutions – which have been operating independent operations and sales & marketing groups – into singular sales & marketing and operations groups serving the entire Greatbatch organization. According to the press release:
“We’ve spent the past eight years successfully integrating and consolidating our organization. With that mission accomplished, we can set our sights squarely on our growth target to achieve 5 percent organic growth or better,” said Greatbatch President & Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Hook. “As we shared with investors earlier this year, the company is progressing from strictly a developer of components and sub-assemblies to an organization capable of developing complete medical devices for OEM customers. Our realignment into a more unified Greatbatch will allow us to reinvest in both our core business as well as emerging platforms in pursuit of substantial growth.”
Four senior executives have been appointed to new positions in the company:
Andrew Holman, formerly vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Orthopaedic Product Development, Greatbatch Medical, is named executive vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Greatbatch, Inc.;
Mauricio Arellano, formerly president, Greatbatch Medical, is named executive vice president, Global Operations, Greatbatch, Inc.;
Susan Bratton, formerly president, Electrochem Solutions, is named executive vice president, Business Development, Greatbatch, Inc.;
and George Cintra, formerly vice president, Research Development and Engineering, Electrochem Solutions, is named senior vice president and chief technology officer, Greatbatch, Inc.