Dunlee Celebrates 65 Years of Excellence in Imaging
Aurora, Illinois, June 17, 2011– On July 13, 2011, Dunlee, a division of Philips Medical Systems, celebrates 65 years of leadership and innovation. The company was founded in 1946 by Dunmore Dunk and Zed Atlee, two former engineers from General Electric. Beginning in Chicago, operations moved to Bellwood, Illinois then Aurora, Illinois in 1994. In 2001, Philips Medical Systems acquired Dunlee from Picker International. Today, Dunlee has become a strategic part of Philips, as well as a leading supplier of X-ray and CT tubes for third party applications.
As a pioneer in the multi-vendor service and in-house movement, Dunlee sparked innovation by using reverse engineering to manufacture cost effective, OEM quality tubes. These products, like the Reevo 240G replacement for GE VCT* scanners, have empowered hospitals around the world to reduce product life cycle costs. David Kuehn, Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, avows that Dunlee will continue to “keep our customers competitive in this dynamic market with healthcare reform and the need to do more with less.” Dunlee continues to evolve, just as the healthcare market has, with products, such as Glassware Solutions, and services, such as Tube Service Assistant.
“With all of the changes that have occurred in the past 65 years, one constant has been the support from our customers, for which we are infinitely grateful. Through this support, Dunlee has the privilege to celebrate a milestone that many companies in our industry have not,” said Pat Fitzgerald, General Manager. To learn more about how Dunlee plans to celebrate its 65thanniversary, check out the Dunlee Facebook page or follow Dunlee on Twitter.
For further information, please contact:
Steve Anderson, Dunlee Marketing Communications Manager, tel: (630) 585-2030, .
Dunlee is a division of Philips Healthcare. Royal Philips Electronics of theNetherlands(NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity". Headquartered in theNetherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.
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