Command Medical Products Completes Micro Med Transition

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (February 16, 2001) – Command Medical Products, Inc. announced today the completion of transition plans following their October 27, 2000 acquisition of Micro Med, Inc., the contract manufacturing division of Disetronic Medical Systems. The transition included the formal closing of Micro Med facilities in Portsmouth, N.H., the relocation of manufacturing capabilities to a newly added 5,000-square-foot Class 10,000 cleanroom at Command’s Ormond Beach facility, and the appointment of Joyce (McDougall) Vytlacil as operations manager of Command’s new Micro Med Division.

“In order to maintain our high level of service and product quality to our customers, the transition plan we put together left little room for error or delay,” stated David Slick, Sr., president of Command Medical Products. “I’m very pleased with the outstanding job everyone has done to help us successfully execute the plan.”

A critical component of the transition plan was the addition of a new 5,000-square foot Class 10,000 cleanroom to accommodate Micro Med’s manufacturing requirements in time for the Portsmouth plant closure on January 26. The necessary addition was made to Command’s facility in just 45 days, which was no easy feat, according to Slick.

“Everything has gone remarkably well thus far,” said Slick. “And we are fortunate to have Joyce Vytlacil with us to help make sure the full transition continues to move according to plan.”

As the operations manager of Command’s Micro Med Division, Vytlacil will utilize her extensive experience in Huber needle winged infusion set manufacturing, sterilization and overall plant management to further insure a smooth transition. Vytlacil worked with Micro Med for more than 12 years, where she most recently served as general manager. Prior to joining Micro Med, she worked in various positions with Sims Portex and was the disposables manager of the Auto Syringe Division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Founded in 1987, Command Medical Products, Inc. is a Florida based, privately held corporation offering contract manufacturing services for the production of disposable medical devices. Command offers custom extrusion, assembly, R.F. Heat sealing and packaging services from their 56,000 square foot facility in Ormond Beach. Command Medical is registered with the FDA, and is ISO 9002, EN4002 and ISO 13488 certified. For more information on Command Medical Products and their services, visit www.commandmedical.com.