Life Core Technologies Announces New CEO Michael Burke
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Life Core Technologies, a medical device company that has developed a series of products that improve outcomes by preventing brain damage through a novel approach to therapeutic hypothermia, today announced Michael Burke as president and chief executive officer. Burke will be joining the existing executive team and founders: Dr. Aqeel Sandhu, M.D., current president and CEO, Brian Seitz, chief compliance officer, and Scott Raybuck, chief operating officer. Dr. Sandhu will assume the position of chairman of the board.
Dr. Sandhu, founder, commented, “The addition of Mike to our executive team adds a strong individual with a proven track record of success. Mike brings an impressive variety of knowledge and expertise in helping launch new technologies through strategic sales and marketing efforts. It is proven that he has the capabilities to guide us into a market that is one of the most important topics in medicine today.”
Burke, the former president and CEO of Imalux, Inc., has over 35 years of experience in the health care industry. He is skilled in integrating his executive leadership skills having a diverse background growing both start-up and Fortune 100 companies.
Burke’s career includes 10 years in domestic and international management positions at Scientific Products, American Hospital Supply Corporation (now Cardinal Health). At Picker International (now Philips Medical Systems) he was one of the founders of the Health Care Products Division which later became Source One. In 1995 he joined a private company, AccuMed International, and was key in taking AccuMed public.
In 1999 Burke arranged to acquire the microbiology assets of AccuMed International, founding TREK Diagnostics Systems. In 2006 he successfully arranged a high value exit to Magellan Bioscience.
Mr. Burke currently sits on a number of boards providing advice to middle market companies, a founding board member of Medical Growth Fund, LLC and is treasurer of the Northeast Ohio’s Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society serving on its executive board. Burke is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2010.
Burke stated, “I am extremely excited to join the Life Core Technologies team. Following my time at Imalux, I was eager to get started on a new venture and found Life Core Technologies to be the perfect opportunity. Each day, I continue to be impressed with the innovative product Life Core has developed, the diligence and dedication of the Life Core team, as well as the strong market need for our product.”
About Life Core Technologies
Life Core Technologies was founded in 2008, and maintains offices in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Life Core Technologies is a medical device company that has developed a series of products that improve outcomes by preventing brain damage through a novel approach to therapeutic hypothermia.
For more information on Life Core Technologies, contact us at 877.528.2888 or visit www.lifecoretech.com.
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