SOURCE: Palco Labs, Inc.

July 25, 2005 14:37 ET

Palco Labs Hires Director of Sales and Marketing

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 25, 2005 --Palco Labs, Inc., a leading manufacturer of lancing, assistive and sensing medical devices, today announced the appointment of James E. Chestnut as the Director of Sales and Marketing.

"Jim Chestnut has over 15 years experience in medical device sales and marketing," said Jeff Smith, Palco Labs' CEO. "Jim's background is ideal for Palco Labs as we continue to develop and introduce innovative products. He has the expertise to drive our sales growth for both new and existing products."

"I am fortunate to have such an opportunity," said Jim Chestnut. "Imagine, a company with a worldwide reputation for quality lancing devices that can join the fight against global epidemics such as AIDS and Diabetes. Imagine, being part of business that serves the needs of everyday individuals, as well as patients, clinicians, laboratories and healthcare-related manufacturers; and does so with high quality, proven products. I get to spread our message to those who literally need our products to protect and maintain their lives, and the well being of others. Among these products will be our new EZ-Lance®, the ultimate disposable lancet. Most important, I am proud of the fact that our products can be used with confidence."

Prior to joining Palco Labs, Jim Chestnut was Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Healthy Check, Inc. He has developed marketing and sales strategy and launched new products for such companies as Transvivo, Access Health, Telediagnostic Systems, and Ultrascan. Jim has a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

About Palco Labs, Inc.

Palco Labs, Inc. designs and manufactures world-class medical device products for distribution in more than 40 countries. Founded in 1979, Palco Labs is known for its quality standards and innovative medical products for Lancing, Assistive and Sensing requirements. Palco Labs has sold more than 50 million lancing devices, and continues to manufacture them today for leading healthcare companies around the world -- a testament to the durability and quality of its products. Palco Labs is privately owned and is based in Santa Cruz, California. Additional information can be found at

EZ-Lance is a registered trademark of Palco Labs, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jim Chestnut
    Palco Labs, Inc.
    831-476-3151, ext 232
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