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 News Release - October 8, 2008

KCI Names New General Manager

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(HSMN NewsFeed)--KCI Medical Canada, Inc. announced today that it has named John Simmons as General Manager.

John brings to KCI a strong track record of successful leadership in addition to substantial sales, marketing and general management experience from Becton Dickinson (BD) as well as from Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Most recently, John was Vice President, U.S. Sales and Marketing, for BD Medical – Diabetes Care. Prior to this position, John was the Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Blood Glucose Monitoring, a new business for BD Medical. John also held various leadership positions in BD Consumer Healthcare and was the Country General Manager for BD Canada. Prior to BD, John held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and business development for LifeScan Canada (a J&J company) and J&J Consumer Products Canada.

John holds an Honours B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Simmons stated: “I am thrilled to be joining a top-notch organization like KCI and I look forward to continuing the great work being lead by the Canadian business”.

About KCI

KCI Medical Canada Inc. is the Canadian operations of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI ) a leading global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products for the wound care, tissue regeneration and therapeutic support system markets. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI’s success spans more than three decades and can be traced to a history deeply rooted in innovation and a passion for significantly improving the healing – and the lives – of patients around the world.

The company employs 7,000 people and markets its products in more than 20 countries. For more information about KCI, and how its products are changing the practice of medicine, visit

Source: Kinetic Concepts

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