18 February 2014

CryoLife to Establish Asia Pacific Regional HQ in Singapore

Atlanta - 18 February 2014 - CryoLife, Inc. has established a wholly-owned subsidiary - CryoLife Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. to expand its presence in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific medical device market. To support the new subsidiary, CryoLife will relocate Mr. Rich Gridley, vice president sales, Canada, Asia-Pacific, and The Americas, to a new regional headquarters in Singapore. 

During the first quarter of 2014, Mr. Gridley will relocate to Singapore and will assume, in addition to his current responsibilities, the position of general manager, CryoLife Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. He will manage CryoLife's sales expansion, product registrations, and new product introductions in the Company's Asia Pacific distribution network, including Japan and China. He will also establish the Company's regional headquarters in Singapore, which will also function as a regional sales and service center. 

Steven G. Anderson, president and chief executive officer, commented, "We are excited about creating a strong footprint in Asia Pacific to support our current growth and future prospects in this important market. This includes our efforts to gain expanded BioGlue® indications and PerClot® registration in Japan and BioGlue registration in China. The onsite management support of Rich Gridley will serve to enhance our sales expansion and product registrations. We look forward to continued strong growth in the region." 

CryoLife, Inc. is a leader in medical device manufacturing and distribution and in the processing and distribution of implantable living human tissues for use in cardiac and vascular surgeries. It operates throughout the U.S. and internationally. 

Source: CryoLife