Etac NA Announces Sales Managers




(L-R) Derek Fletcher, Adults Products Manager for Molift & Immedia and

Steve Ricker, Eastern Region Sales Manager, Pediatric Group

Torrance, CA (May 4, 2016) - Etac NA President Chris Braun today announced that Derek Fletcher has

accepted the position of Adult Products Manager for Molift, Immedia and Etac and Steve Ricker was

promoted to Eastern Region Sales Manager of the pediatric group comprised of the R82 and Convaid

brands. Braun said, "With this exciting change, Derek now has the primary responsibility of growing

the adult product division consisting of Etac, Molift and Immedia. Derek has been with R82 for 17 years

and brings a wealth of sales experience to this new challenge." After over eight years with R82, Steve

Ricker becomes Eastern Region Sales Manager. Ricker previously served as the R82 Territory Sales

Manager for Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, and has worked in the industry as

an ATP for more than 20 years holding numerous leadership roles. "Steve brings a strong sales and

management background to this new role. He has earned a formidable reputation during his many years

in this industry which make him well-prepared for this new role," said Braun.

The Etac NA brands offer pediatric and adult products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to

moderate involvement of the following conditions: Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Duchene Muscular

Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury,

Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing

Disorders, among others.


About R82, Convaid and Etac:


   The Etac Group offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults ranging from manual

wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer and bathing and toilet products. Sweden-based Etac

markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia, R82 and Convaid brands. Etac operates sales

companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia

and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.

 Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special needs

children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product

development  and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer


 Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs

children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-

performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person's life, from

infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum

comfort, safety and convenience.


Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Junior Product Group.


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For more information, please contact:

Milena Rimassa (310) 618-0111 x108
Marketing Communications Manager

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