Pointe-Claire, Quebec – January 10, 2023. Canada-based Medicom Group (“Medicom”), a world leader in the production and distribution of infection prevention and control solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandrine Engels as President of its European Division. Gérald Heuliez, outgoing President and co-founder of Medicom Europe, will continue to contribute his extensive expertise and management skills as Global Vice President of Strategic Relations and Business Development for the Medicom Group.
“On behalf of the entire Medicom Group management team, I would like to welcome Sandrine! Sandrine is not only an exceptional leader, but also a woman of heart. I was immediately impressed by her vision and her ideas for mastering our destiny. I have no doubt that she will quickly take her place in our beautiful company and that she will contribute brilliantly to our mission. I would also like to thank Gérald for his valuable contribution over the past few years. I look forward to continuing our collaboration as he takes on new responsibilities,” said Guillaume Laverdure, CEO of Medicom Group.
Sandrine is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in management, marketing, sales and organizational transformation. For the past 15 years, she has worked in the hygiene, health and PPE sector, notably at Honeywell Safety Products, SC Johnson Professional and, more recently, at Diversey. Sandrine is a graduate of Neoma Graduate Business School.
“I am delighted to accept this new role and to put my expertise to work in a leading industry player. Medicom Group is at a pivotal stage of its transformation, and I have every ambition to make its European division one of its driving forces. With the strong team in place and the leadership of Guillaume Laverdure, our CEO, I am confident in our ability to successfully meet this challenge,” said Sandrine Engels, President of Medicom Europe.
“It is with conviction that I pass the torch to Sandrine, a talented and determined woman with a rich and inspiring background, who will lead the division to new horizons. For my part, I am very enthusiastic about continuing to contribute to the Group’s growth and to build fruitful relationships with its customers and suppliers around the world. Thank you to Guillaume and to Medicom Group’s founder and Executive Chairman, Ronald Reuben, for the renewed confidence,” said Gérald Heuliez, Medicom Group’s Global Vice President of Strategic Relations and Business Development.
About the Medicom Group
Medicom was founded in 1988 in response to the urgent need for medical gloves for healthcare professionals during the global HIV crisis. Since then, the company has evolved to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of high-quality, single-use, preventive and infection control products for the medical, dental, industrial, animal health, laboratory, retail and health and wellness markets.
Medicom has been a reliable supplier of infection control solutions during multiple epidemics, including avian flu, SARS, H1N1 and Ebola, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, and was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2021 and 2022.
Today, the Medicom Group distributes infection control products under the Medicom, Ritmed, Kolmi, Hopen, Ocean Pacific and Hedy brands. Medicom subsidiaries include Kolmi-Hopen in France, Medicom Asia in Hong Kong, United Medical Enterprise in the U.S.A., KHM Engineering in Singapore and Medicom HealthPro Limited in the U.K.
For more information about Medicom and the company’s comprehensive portfolio of infection control solutions, including an extensive range of medical face masks, follow us on Twitter @MedicomGlobal or visit our pages on Facebook or LinkedIn.
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AMD Medicom Inc.