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 News Release - May 15, 2012

Jim Cunniff Named Senior Vice President, Leading Commercial Activities in the Americas for KCI

SAN ANTONIO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced today that James (Jim) Cunniff has been named Senior Vice President of the Americas.

As Senior Vice President, Cunniff will be responsible for commercial activities in North and South America which includes Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. He will continue the focus of the Americas on new product growth, customer service and expansion in key geographies.

Cunniff has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has spent the last 14 years in various leadership roles at Stryker. Most recently, he served as President of the Emerging Markets Division, a highly dynamic role with responsibility for 1,400 employees across China, India, Korea, ASEAN, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Previously, Cunniff was President of the Medical Division at Stryker. He also held roles with increasing responsibility in sales and marketing at Baxter Healthcare.

“We are committed to providing our healing therapies to more customers in the Americas than ever before,” said Joe Woody, president & CEO, KCI. “Jim’s multi-industry, multi-division, international experience and impressive track record in sales, distribution and the manufacturing of innovative products will be a great addition to the KCI leadership team and will help grow our business in the Americas.”

About KCI

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is 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 and therapeutic support system markets. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI has significantly advanced the science of wound healing over the course of more than three decades. KCI's success can be traced to a history deeply rooted in innovation and a passion for significantly improving patient outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care for patients around the world. KCI's proprietary negative pressure technologies have revolutionized the way in which caregivers treat a wide variety of wound types. The V.A.C.® Therapy System has been used on more than 6 million wounds worldwide. Additional information about KCI and its products is available at

Source: Kinetic Concepts

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