Flambeau Inc.'s medical markets group named Barry Kaufman operations manager, effective Feb. 13, and is seeking a vice president of sales and marketing.
Dale Behm left as vice president of Flambeau's recently acquired medical business, said Jason Sauey, president and CEO of Flambeau parent firm Nordic Group of Cos. Ltd.
“It comes down to fit” between the individual and the organization, Sauey said in an interview at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West show in Anaheim.
Behm left Flambeau on Feb. 6.
Sauey said, “We are in a search for [someone for] the business development role” in the group.
Baraboo, Wis.-based Flambeau bought Mastercraft Cos. of Phoenix on Aug. 15 for its strong medical-device and contract manufacturing capabilities. Behm had been Mastercraft chief operating officer prior to the acquisition.
“I am looking for another company to take to the next level as I did with Mastercraft,” Behm said via email. “I have grown this business by 200 percent over 3.5 years.”
Currently, the medical markets group accounts for about 5 percent of Flambeau's sales, according to Sauey.
He characterized the integration of Mastercraft into Flambeau as going smoothly under the direction of Todd Spencer, Flambeau's chief administrative officer.
“We are healthy” as a business and balanced without concentrated market positions, Sauey said. “We are able to withstand pressures from specific industries and specific customers.”