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Celestica forms advisory council for growing healthcare segment

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Toronto-based electronics contract manufacturer Celestica Inc., formed an advisory council to focus specifically on the company’s growing healthcare segment.

The guise behind Celestica HealthTech is to provide critical guidance as the company continues to focus on helping healthcare OEMs accelerate their success, according to Sandra Ketchen, vice-president of the newly formed group. Celestica’s appointed Advisory Council members each possess deep experience and expertise in healthcare technology innovation, product lifecycle and supply chain management, market globalization, regulatory trends and healthcare reform.

The following executives have been appointed to the Advisory Council:

*Dr. David Goodman, MD, MSE, currently serves on the Board of Directors of NEUROMetrix, a neurotechnology company focused on the early detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).

*Dr. Eric Maurincomme, PhD, and CEO of INSA Lyon, France, one of the top international engineering universities in Europe and Chairman of the Board at Insavalor, its research and technology transfer subsidiary.

*Christopher Van Ingen, chairman of the board of Bruker Energy & Superconducting Technologies Inc.; director of the Bruker Corp.; chairman of the board at Accelrys Inc; director of Senova Systems Inc.; and director of Promega Corp.

The main function of the Advisory Council is to provide valuable market insight and generate actionable strategic input for Celestica as the company develops new and innovative supply chain solutions, designed specifically for the healthcare industry.

“Today’s announcement reflects Celestica’s commitment to providing our customers with the people, knowledge and innovative solutions to help them drive competitive advantage in this dynamic industry,” says Ketchen. “We will leverage the council’s deep insight and expertise in medical device technology to ensure we are best positioned to help our customers as they strive to improve patient care around the globe.”

Celestica HealthTech provides design, automated manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, fulfillment and after-market services to medical equipment companies. The company operates a network of facilities that are ISO 9001/13485 certified and FDA QSR compliant. Four of these sites are US FDA-registered manufacturers of medical devices.

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