El.En. Group Establishes New Subsidiary, DEKA Medical, Inc. and Appoints Management Team
FLORENCE, Italy, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — El.En. Group announced today the incorporation of DEKA Medical, Inc., a North American subsidiary of its DEKA division. Based in San Francisco, CA, DEKA Medical will begin operations immediately and focus on bringing a selected range of medical and aesthetic devices under the DEKA brand to the North American market, including the highly acclaimed SmartXide DOT.
The new management team includes industry veterans Dale Koop and Michael Magner. Mr. Koop will serve as CEO and President of the new company. Prior to DEKA Medical, Dale Koop held positions as General Manager at Lumenis Aesthetic, General Manager at Sciton, and President at Cooltouch Corp., and brings over 20 years of leadership experience within the medical device industry. His previous experience includes roles as Vice President of Photonics at ICN Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Research and Development at Rofin-Sinar, Business Development Manager at Coherent Medical where he started its the Aesthetic Business Unit, now Lumenis Aesthetic, and CEO of Lightwave Electronics. Mr. Koop holds a PhD in Physics from Caltech, and BS degrees in both Biology and Physics. Mike Magner brings over 20 years of experience within the medical device industry and will serve as Vice President of Sales. Prior to DEKA Medical, Mr. Magner served as a Director of Americas at Aesthera Corp. and as Regional and Canadian business manager at Palomar Medical and also an area manager at Coherent Medical.
DEKA is one of the many divisions of the El.En. Group, a worldwide leader and pioneer in the laser market and industry based near Florence, Italy. El.En. S.p.A. is the parent company of the high-tech Industrial Group operating in the laser sector which develops and produces multidisciplinary laser sources (gas, semiconductor, solid state and liquid), RF technology and innovative laser systems and energy sources for a wide range of applications. DEKA Medical will focus on aesthetic and surgical devices. Another company, DEKA Laser Technologies, Inc. based in Carlsbad, California markets, distributes and services the full portfolio of DEKA laser systems for the dental market.
El.En. Group designs, manufactures, markets and services on a worldwide level industrial laser systems for applications ranging from cutting, marking and welding of metals, wood, plastics and glass, to the decorating of leather and fabrics and the conservative restoration of artworks, as well as medical laser systems for aesthetic, dental, surgical, therapeutic and several other medical applications.
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