SOURCE: EndoChoice


September 01, 2009 09:00 ET

EndoChoice Board Announcement

Jim Balkcom Elected Chairman of the Board

ALPHARETTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - EndoChoice, Inc., an emerging leader in GI endoscopy products and services, announced today the appointment of Jim Balkcom as its Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"We are very pleased to have a proven leader like Jim Balkcom join the EndoChoice team as Chairman," said Mark Gilreath, founder and CEO. "Jim has the unique combination of impressive entrepreneurial success as CEO, and extensive board experience at small and large companies. He will be a tremendous asset to EndoChoice."

Jim Balkcom draws upon more than 30 years of experience as a CEO and Chairman of companies in multiple industries. As his career exemplifies, Jim is a business leader with a demonstrated ability to drive organizational success. He served as CEO of Techsonic Industries, the developer of the state-of-the-art Liquid Crystal Depthsounders. After selling and exiting Techsonic, he became CEO of Pameco, a $600 million revenue distribution company. He has also served on the board of directors and as Chairman at several commercial banks, distribution, and high-tech companies. A native of Atlanta, Jim attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, The United States Military Academy at West Point and has an MBA in Finance from Harvard University. Mr. Balkcom currently serves as Civilian Aid to the Secretary of The Army.

"EndoChoice has a unique opportunity to be an advocate for this underserved market," said Balkcom. "This outstanding leadership team has demonstrated a remarkable ability to execute by rapidly building this industry leading organization."

About EndoChoice

Incorporated in 2007, EndoChoice is a specialty medtech company delivering innovative solutions to professionals in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The Company is led by a management team with executive experience from GI companies such as Given Imaging, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and Pentax Medical. The Company leverages its sales force and an efficient web-based channel to deliver innovative products and services to professionals in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy in the USA, Europe and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Scott Fraser
    Vice President, Marketing
    EndoChoice, Inc
    11800 Wills Rd. Suite 100
    Alpharetta, GA 30009
    770-682-8700 (Office)
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