Healthcare Industry News: Cook Inc
News Release - September 17, 2007
Cook Urological Names Derek Voskuil General Manager10-year Cook Medical Veteran Will Oversee Production, Manage New Expansion Project
SPENCER, Ind.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Derek Voskuil, a 10-year veteran of the Cook Medical organization with extensive experience in production, operations and quality assurance, has been named general manager of Cook Urological effective immediately.
"Derek brings a proven track record of efficiency and vision to this new position, and everyone here is excited to have him bring his many talents to bear on the many opportunities we have," said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Urological.
"I am excited to work in new ways with Cook's talented Spencer team to improve and expand upon our ability to manufacture and deliver high quality medical devices in support of our growing Women's Health and Urology business units," Voskuil said. "I am also honored to be part of a company that is willing and able, due to our continued growth, to keep investing in the Spencer community by providing good jobs and renovating and expanding our facilities."
Voskuil began his career with Cook 10 years ago in the Quality Assurance department of Cook Incorporated. During his tenure with Cook Inc., he served as a production manager and most recently worked with director of operations Dave Volz in operations management at the company's global headquarters in Bloomington, Ind.
In October of 2006, Voskuil transferred to Cook Urological to serve as operations manager while maintaining his duties at Cook Incorporated. Over the past few months he has spent the majority of his time at Cook Urological working closely with the manufacturing groups on efficiency, priority systems and management techniques. He holds a B.A. degree from Hope College in Michigan, and earned an M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1995. In 1997, he was awarded an M.A. degree by Indiana University.
Voskuil will continue focusing his efforts on improving efficiency and communication between Cook Urological's two strategic business units, Cook Urology and Cook Women's Health, and the operations group to ensure the company continues to deliver innovative, high-tech products to the marketplace. He also will be involved extensively in the major expansion and renovation of the Spencer facility that will begin in mid-2008.
About Cook Medical
Cook Medical was the first company to introduce interventional devices in the United States. Today, the company integrates device design, biopharma, gene and cell therapy and biotech to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes in the fields of aortic intervention; cardiology; critical care medicine; gastroenterology; radiology, peripheral vascular, bone access and oncology; surgery and soft tissue repair; urology; and assisted reproductive technology, gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. Cook won the prestigious Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2006 from Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com.
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