Etac NA president Chris Braun today announced that Derek Fletcher has accepted the position of Adult Products Manager for Molift, Immedia and R82 and Steve Ricker was promoted to Eastern Region Sales Manager of the pediatric group comprised of the R82 and Convaid brands.

Braun said, “With this exciting change, Derek now has the primary responsibility of growing the adult product division consisting of Etac, Molift and Immedia.  Derek has been with R82 for 17 years and brings a wealth of sales experience to this new challenge.”

After over eight years with R82, Steve Ricker becomes Eastern Region Sales Manager.  Ricker previously served as the  R82 Territory Sales Manager for Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, and has worked in the industry as an ATP for more than 20 years holding numerous leadership roles.

“Steve brings a strong sales and management background to this new role.  He has earned a formidable reputation during his many years in this industry which make him well-prepared for this new role,” said Braun.

The Etac NA brands offer pediatric and adult products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

About Etac North America

The Etac Group offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults ranging from manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer and bathing and toilet products. Sweden-based Etac markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia, R82 and Convaid brands. Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.

Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special need children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product development and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer engagement.

Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.

Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Junior Product Group.

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