Zoll Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, announced that Jonathan Rennert, 44, has joined Zoll to serve as its president and will be primarily responsible for managing Zoll’s core defibrillator/resuscitation business. This position has been held by Richard A. Packer since 1996, who will remain chairman and chief executive officer, positions he has held since 1999.
Prior to joining Zoll, Rennert served as president and chief executive officer of BioProcessors Corporation, a venture financed life science tools developer, based in Woburn, MA. Previously, he held positions in general management, manufacturing, and engineering with PerkinElmer, Inc. and United Technologies’ Carrier Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was employed by General Electric and Anderson Consulting. Rennert holds MS degrees in management and mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BS in engineering from Princeton University.
“We are pleased to welcome Jon to Zoll’s management team,” stated Mr. Packer. “Jon has an extensive background leading businesses to profitable growth. With the significant growth that Zoll has experienced in recent years, Jon will help add management depth to our day to day operations. This will help ensure Zoll’s core business continues to succeed as we develop our future, emerging businesses.”
In addition, Zoll announced that Ward Hamilton and Steven Flora are being named as Zoll’s first senior vice presidents. Hamilton has held the position of vice president of marketing since 1992. Flora has held the position of vice president of North American sales since 1998. “Ward and Steve have played critical roles within Zoll for many years,” said Packer. “The wisdom, judgment, and experience they bring to Zoll as part of our executive management team have been important to our success. Each will continue to play critical roles, leading our core marketing and sales efforts, respectively, reporting to Jon.”