ATG Rehab Merges with United Seating & Mobility
Merger of Equals Creates a Leader with Resources to Innovate and Adapt
ROCKY HILL, Conn. and ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2013
ROCKY HILL, Conn. and ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATG Rehab (ATG)
and United Seating & Mobility (USM) announced today a merger of equals. The
combination brings together two of the country's top complex mobility
companies to better serve customers and help navigate an evolving healthcare
Paul Bergantino, President and CEO of ATG, will continue in that role for the
combined company. Bob Gouy, President and CEO of USM, will assume the role of
Executive Chairman. ATG and USM will continue to operate under their own names
for the time being, but a new name for the combined entity will be announced
over the next couple of months.
This merger of equals creates a company with the resources to innovate and
adapt in a challenging healthcare environment. ATG and USM bring complementary
expertise, talent and systems that will enable the combined company to deliver
better services, maintain a wider network and generate greater value to
customers and other stakeholders. From enhancing consumer services to creating
value-added products for payers, the company will leverage their combined
differences and best practices to provide an offering unmatched in the
"The combination of ATG and USM creates a company with the resources to invest
in protecting and improving consumer access to complex mobility and the other
technologies they require," said Bob Gouy, Executive Chairman. "I could not be
more excited about this merger and the value and opportunity it creates for
the customers we serve and our collective teams."
"This is truly exciting news," said Paul Bergantino, President and CEO. "We
saw the opportunity to build on the strengths of two great organizations which
include the top ATPs, support teams and management in the industry. Our
combined company will remain true to our mission of 'staying local as we
grow', providing our customers with proper fit, fast delivery, outstanding
communication and responsive repair turnaround times. Additionally, our
company will be on the cutting-edge of providing innovative solutions that
meet the specialized medical equipment needs of children and adults in
communities across the country."
About ATG Rehab
ATG Rehab is a provider of wheelchairs and other complex mobility equipment
with locations coast to coast. Established in 1999, ATG Rehab has expanded to
63 offices servicing 30 states and is committed to serving the local needs of
clients and clinicians in each community. ATG Rehab is accredited by the
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation. For more information, please
United Seating & Mobility is based in St. Louis, MO and maintains 64 field
offices across 26 states. USM's staff of certified rehab technology
professionals and trained technicians is dedicated to providing customers with
mobility needs with the best pathways to more satisfying lives using the
broadest possible range of products. USM is accredited nationally by ACHC.
USM's National Customer Care Center can be reached at 800.500.9150 or online
ATG and USM are both known for expert customer care with trained,
knowledgeable ATPs and staff who deliver outstanding service. The companies'
product lines primarily consist of power and manual wheelchairs, adaptive
seating and positioning systems, specialty bathing aids, rental equipment and
other ancillary complex mobility items.
SOURCE United Seating & Mobility
Contact: Phil Nunes, BackBay Communications, +1-617-556-9982, ext. 227,
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