Pro-Dex, Inc. Appoints Richard Van Kirk Chief Operating Officer
IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX)
announced today the appointment of Richard Van Kirk to the position of Chief
Mr. Van Kirk, 52, joined the Company as Director of Manufacturing in 2006, and
was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Operations. In addition to his
new responsibilities overseeing all non-administrative operations of the
Company, he will retain direct responsibility for the Company's manufacturing
functions. Mr. Van Kirk previously served as Manufacturing Manager and
Manager of Product Development for the ChargeSource division of Comarco
Wireless Technologies, a provider of power and charging functionality for
popular electronic devices and wireless accessories, and as General Manager at
Dynacast, a leader in precision die casting.
Harold A. ("Hal") Hurwitz, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, commented,
"Rick's tenure at Pro-Dex has been distinguished by cross-functional
leadership, in which his responsibility for manufacturing was combined with
responsibility for such integral areas as engineering, product line management
and customer service. This breadth of experience, accompanied by his passion
for customer-driven results, prudent cost control and personal accountability,
positions him perfectly for the company-wide leadership embodied in his
expanded role as COO."
"I have been, and continue to be, privileged to work with the dedicated
leaders and associates of Pro-Dex," said Mr. Van Kirk. "I look forward to
collaborating with Hal and the management team in continuing the rebuilding of
our company for the benefit of all of its stakeholders."
Pro-Dex, Inc., with operations in California and Oregon, specializes in the
design, development and manufacture of powered rotary drive surgical and
dental instruments used primarily in the orthopedic, spine, maxocranial facial
and dental markets. Its OMS division designs and manufactures embedded motion
control systems serving the medical, dental, semi-conductor and scientific
research markets. Pro-Dex's products are found in hospitals, dental offices,
medical engineering labs, scientific research facilities and high tech
manufacturing operations around the world. For more information, visit the
Company's website at www.pro-dex.com.
Statements herein concerning the Company's plans, growth and strategies may
include 'forward-looking statements' within the context of the federal
securities laws. Statements regarding the Company's future events,
developments and future performance, as well as management's expectations,
beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The Company's
actual results may differ materially from those suggested as a result of
various factors. Interested parties should refer to the disclosure concerning
the operational and business concerns of the Company set forth in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Pro-Dex, Inc.
Contact: Harold A. Hurwitz, Chief Executive Officer, (949) 769-3200
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