PRESS RELEASE….August 22, 2014
IMDMC Executive Director
The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturing Council (IMDMC) announced today that State Representative Kathy Heuer, (R) Columbia City, has been hired as their Executive Director.
IMDMC serves to represent the interests of its member medical device companies in the delivery of innovative, life-changing technologies to patients. By uniting Indiana medical device manufacturers, IMDMC serves to amplify their voices and convey their interests before state and federal legislatures and regulatory agencies. As an association, IMDMC is dedicated to promoting education within their industry by bringing speakers of interest to regular educational forums.
The medical device industry in Indiana is one of the largest industry clusters in the nation, ranking as the 7th largest employer in the nation in the medical device industry. Memberships in IMDMC include Zimmer, Cook Medical, Medtronic, Roche Diagnostic , Hill-Rom, Boston Scientific, Biomet, Depuy, Paragon and Fort Wayne Metals among others.
Heuer, who served in the Indiana General Assembly as a State Representative since 2010, is a resident of Whitley County and has a background in business, education, sales and government policy. In the House of Representatives, she was Vice-Chair of the Local Government Committee, served on the Small Business, Commerce and Economic Development Committee and was a member of the Government Reform Committee. Heuer submitted her resignation to House Speaker Bosma effective August 20th.
Denis Johnson, IMDMC board president and Vice President of operations at Boston Scientific stated, “We are looking forward to having Kathy join us. As a state legislator she worked tirelessly for policies that would benefit our state, and we believe that as executive director of our organization, she will be able to transfer those skills to our specific industry at both the state and federal level.”