Montreal, Canada - May 20, 2005 - Atrion International, the global leader in materials compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Eisma as General Manager for European Headquarters in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Mr. Eisma will be responsible for European sales among other strategic business developments as Atrion continues to expand historical business and grow in emerging markets and regions.
'Patrick brings a broad knowledge set and has excelled in positions within the Process Industry.' said Patrick J. Lavoie, President and CEO of Atrion International. ' I expect Patrick's leadership and expertise to increase the momentum of our sales efforts in the competitive global marketplace.'
Mr. Eisma will add a high level of industry knowledge from past experiences in several different capacities including R&D, Finance, Operations and Sales acquired from General Electric and Maetis Health & Safety in the Netherlands. ' A key benefit to our business is Patrick's in depth knowledge of the Six Sigma process.' added Mr. Lavoie. Mr. Eisma has a degree in mechanical engineering, majoring in industrial development. His solid background in Executive Sales combined with his experience working at several businesses in the Process Industry make Mr. Eisma particularly well suited for the position.
About Atrion International Inc.
Founded in 1989, Atrion International Inc. (www.atrionintl.com) is the leading developer of advanced platforms for compliance optimization, intelligent authoring, management and distribution of regulatory documents (material safety data sheets, labels, workplace safety cards) product registration and regulatory reporting for hazardous materials. Atrion's product suite is the first global compliance platform that is ERP neutral and produces multi-jurisdictional documentation to meet global regulatory requirements while lowering the cost of doing business. Atrion's regulatory and technological expertise provides a strategic business process for customers competing in global markets. Atrion International is headquartered in Montreal , Quebec and has offices in Europe and the United States . Atrion supports approximately 140 customers, whose operations span the globe. Key sectors represented include Chemical - DSM, Huntsman, Ecolab, Sun Chemicals, Umicore, etc.; Coating and Inks - Azko Nobel, HEMPEL, Jotun, SICPA, etc.; Petroleum- BP, Ashland, etc., Consumer products - CCL and Fragrances - Givaudan.
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