OxySure (OXYS) Appoints Territory Sales Managers in Minnesota, Eastern Pennsylvania and Central Texas
Frisco, Texas, June 4, 2015 – OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) (“OxySure,” or the “Company”), a global leader and innovator of life-saving, easy-to-use emergency oxygen solutions with its “oxygen from powder” technology and other innovative medical device solutions, today announced the appointments of three new Territory Managers in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. These appointments follow other recent appointments by the Company of Territory Managers in Michigan, Georgia, Colorado, Western Pennsylvania, Arizona, and North Texas.
“We feel fortunate to be able to bring on board great talent with solid business to business sales experience as we pursue our sales expansion goals for 2015,” stated Julian T. Ross, CEO of OxySure. “We have encouraged our network of employees, stockholders and distributors to refer good people to us, and this approach has enhanced our recruiting advertising efforts,” Ross added.
Specific details regarding the most recent sales appointments are as follows:
* Mike Gunderson – Territory Manager, Minneapolis: Mr. Gunderson brings 15 years of sales and management experience to OxySure. His most recent position was as General Manager with Cartridge World, a global leader in retailing ink and toner cartridges for domestic and commercial printers. Mr. Gunderson improved annual sales by more than 25 percent each year and consistently performed in the top 15 percent of more than 400 franchise locations in the U.S. He also grew the customer base by more than 200 percent while managing more than 300 business accounts. Prior to Cartridge World, Mr. Gunderson was the Sales & Marketing Manager for Ultra Durable Floors where he increased order volume by more than 300 percent generating revenues in excess of $5 million. He was also General Manager and Corporate Communications Manager at The Schwan Food Company from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Gunderson holds a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude degree from Saint Cloud State University, where he majored in Finance and Business Computer Information Systems. He also played collegiate basketball and football during his first two years of college.
At OxySure Mr. Gunderson will focus on developing new resuscitation business within the government, corporate, public access, and school markets, while also supporting and expanding our existing distribution partnerships. He will be responsible for the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, as well as, North & South Dakota.
* Tim Ketelhut – Territory Manager, Philadelphia: Mr. Ketelhut is joining OxySure following a Territory Sales Associate position with Essential Medical Supply, a broad based supplier of home medical and health related products. During his time there, Mr. Ketelhut increased net sales by over 250 percent and grew his new customer base by over 55 percent. He was also successful in increasing 20 out of 20 product categories for the last two years. Prior to Essential Medical, Mr. Ketelhut was a sales professional with Carousel Hyundai, where he was a consistent monthly top performer exceeding sales goals by an average of 35 percent. He also spent time with L.A. Fitness as an Operations Manager where he successfully maintained over 120 percent of his gross profit goal for 10 consecutive months. Mr. Ketelhut holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Mathematics from Michigan State University.
At OxySure, Mr. Ketelhut will be responsible for business development in the public access, schools, and government market segments while also expanding our distribution presence throughout the territory. His territory will include Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and portions of Maryland, Delaware, and New York.
* Dan Cavazos – Territory Manager, San Antonio, Texas: Mr. Cavazos comes to OxySure following 20 years of sales success in the education market, business to business markets, and Federal, State, and City Government Agencies. Most recently, he was the Health & Safety Territory Manager for the American Red Cross, selling Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), First-Aid, and CPR/AED training courses, where in 2014 he doubled revenue over the prior year and increased his new business by 125 percent. Mr. Cavazos also spent almost four years at Cardiac Science, a leading manufacturer of AEDs, where he was a multiple quota achiever and President’s Club recipient in 2007, finishing at 162 percent of plan. Prior to Cardiac Science, he spent over 12 years at Polaroid Corporation, where he held various sales and management positions, including New Business Development Manager, selling diagnostic-imaging devices to hospitals, physicians, forensic experts, B2B, and government. Mr. Cavazos received his Bachelor of Business Administration & Management degree from the University of Texas-San Antonio.
At OxySure, Mr. Cavazos responsibilities will include developing the education, public access, B2B and government markets, while supporting and growing our current distribution base in the San Antonio area, as well as Central and South Texas, including Corpus Christi and the border towns of Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville.
About OxySure Systems, Inc.
OxySure Systems, Inc. (OXYS) is a medical technology company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialty respiratory and medical solutions. The company pioneered a safe and easy to use solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from inert powders. The company owns numerous issued patents and patents pending on this technology which makes the provision of emergency oxygen safer, more accessible and easier to use than traditional oxygen provision systems. OxySure's products improve access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals in several areas of need: (1) Public and private places and settings where medical emergencies can occur; (2) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (3) Those requiring immediate protection and escape from exposure situations or oxygen-deficient situations in industrial, mining, military, or other "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health" (IDLH) environments. www.OxySure.com
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