Kent J. Davies Named Chief Executive Officer at Growth-Focused Gaymar

Orchard Park, NY, July 22, 2009 --( Gaymar Industries, a leading global provider of medical solutions for pressure ulcer and temperature management, today announced the appointment of Kent J. Davies to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Davies brings a strong balance of market-facing, operational, strategic and transactional skills to Gaymar, leveraging more than 20 years of operating experience leading Fortune 200 firms, private-equity sponsored mid-caps and business revitalizations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Davies’ leadership experience includes 10 years as a health care executive with 3M Company and Kimberly-Clark Corporation as well as a strong track record of leading transformational growth, ambitious strategic change, and impressive financial results in a variety of product and channel-driven businesses in addition to his demonstrated results in health care.

“The markets for our products are developing quickly, and the depth and breadth of our leadership team is a critical component in fueling our continued success,” said Chris Crosby, Managing Director for Nautic Partners, LLC, a leading investor in Gaymar. “Kent has an impressive track record of organizational leadership and bottom-line results in a wide range of industries. His expertise will help drive Gaymar to its full potential, navigating through today’s economic climate while responding to the exciting growth prospects of its expanding target markets.”

Davies joins Gaymar after serving as President of Solutia Inc.’s CPFilms, the world's largest producer of solar control and safety film for both automotive and building applications, and a leading manufacturer of high-performance film components for the electronics industry. As President, he managed all commercial, operational and strategic initiatives of the business, spearheading the company’s global growth, channel development and operational improvement.

Davies also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, and Research and Development for United Industries Corp., where he was part of a successful executive team that quadrupled the size of the business over a four-year period by acquiring and integrating similar businesses, launching innovative new products and growing organic market share.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Davies succeeds Frank L. Lumbar, who ably served as CEO for the past three years and will reassume the role of Chief Financial Officer for Gaymar.

“By offering highly effective products combined with unmatched clinical expertise, Gaymar has built a strong business with the potential for exceptional growth,” Davies said. “Gaymar enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a company genuinely committed to improving patient care, and I look forward to leading a team of talented people who clearly enjoy what they do.

“Gaymar has untapped potential in talent and technology, and we plan to demonstrate these capabilities to all constituents in a way that builds market momentum, clinical efficacy, and business value,” Davies added.

Gaymar has supplied innovative products and services to the health care marketplace for more than 50 years by building a sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and marketing network that now serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Gaymar’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in Orchard Park, N.Y.; Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; and Guayama, Puerto Rico.

About Gaymar
Founded in 1956, Gaymar produces state-of-the-art pressure ulcer and temperature management solutions that provide relief to millions of patients annually worldwide with unmatched efficacy, comfort and safety. Owned by the Nautic Partners, LLC, Gaymar is also a global leader in health education clinical studies and clinical resources that deliver a multi-faceted approach for preventing or relieving pain and suffering to enhance the quality of life. Gaymar is committed to the development of clinical solutions in a way that promotes caring, passion, quality, innovation and integrity. Visit Gaymar on the Web at

Bob Chase