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At their first joint competition, PMI took off with one relay team and one single starter.
Four pro med instruments employees shone at the 23 “Freiburg Triathlon” at the Seeparkstadion last Sunday. Sandra Untenberger, Lutz Babilon and Matthias Aßmann started together as a relay team, while Urs Brunner as only US-American participant mastered the Olympic distance in single evaluation.
Relay and individual started contemporaneous at 9:30 am with a 1.5-kilometer long swimming distance at the Flückinger See. Afterwards, the change to the bike took place and the relay team had their first baton handover. After the 40 kilometer cycle route, the 10 kilometer long running course, divided into four laps, had to be mastered. This was especially exhausting for the individual starters.
Overall, it was an extremely successful competition for all four PMI-triathletes, who started with great fun and verve and finished with great times.
Company soccer tournament “Grümpelturnier” in Umkirch - The most important thing is not winning but taking part
In an action packed company soccer competition in Umkirch, Pro Med Instruments faced seven challengers on Friday.
The Olympic ideal that taking part is everything was in the foreground at the company soccer competition, which took place in Umkirch on Friday. Pro Med Instruments was sending a fresh, young team in PMI-blue shirts into the playground. Martin Schelb, Simon Eckelt, Alexander Kuhn and Erik Worms for PMI, plus Daniel Bury, Pascal Schulz and Patrick Gebhard for Feinmechanik being involved. Enthusiastic colleagues fueled the team.
Alexander Kuhn quickly gathered the players and added the four externs Raphael, Ahmed, Marvin und Luyi. So-called “Grümpelturniere” are lightweight versions of real soccer tournaments, but gather a momentum of their own: played on a field reduced in size and with only nine minutes in length a “Grümpelturnier”-game is fast paced and over in no time.
Teams consist of only seven players who can spontaneously be replaced by substitutes during the match. „You have to reach operating temperature quite quickly“, Alexander Kuhn states. Obviously the PMI team did, as they were not even bothered by the drizzling rain. At 4.20 pm, PMI opposed the Merkur Frucht team in their first match. As the evening progressed the PMI company sports group played against six more teams of Elektro Schillinger, Uniwetec, the Riot Police, Metallbau Früh, Helio Solar and Depuy Synthes. The last team, supplied by Medical Device Company Depuy Synthes, was seen as the toughest rival by many PMI-players.
Overall PMI had to suffer five defeats, but gained two victories. That PMI did not reach the final had no impact on the overall good mood. All players and supporters enjoyed the evening in a relaxing atmosphere with a collective beer.
pro med instruments, Inc. a North-American distributor of the DORO® brand neurosurgical cranial stabilization and brain retractor systems manufactured by its parent company, pro med instruments, GmbH, is celebrating fifteen years in Lee County and a decade of success in Cape Coral as a medical device company.
Pro med instruments, Inc. (PMI Inc.) was founded in Lee County in January 2003 by Edgar and Dorothea Schüle as a subsidiary of pro med instruments, GmbH headquartered in the Black Forest City of Freiburg, Germany. Right from its beginning, PMI specialized in developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art cranial stabilization and brain retractor systems for neurosurgeons.
Mr. Schüle started in Alva, Lee County, FL where he focused on building his Company with intelligent and energetic people and a distribution network that spanned our nation and Canada. PMI quickly outgrew this facility and moved to an office suite in Lehigh Acres two years later.
Meanwhile back in Germany, rapid development of innovative products propelled PMI into the world of intra-operative imaging in neurosurgery. These DORO® products were quickly accepted by Neurosurgeons and once again PMI outgrew our facility and relocated to Cape Coral FL in 2008.
With the sudden death of its pioneer, Edgar Schüle in 2009, the son, Matthias E. Schüle , Head of R&D, took over as President, with the day-to- day operation managed by Sandra L. McDonald, VP & General Manager. Since that time, each year, PMI experienced double digit growth and with it came expansion and more staff. Scott Tedder took over as Sales Director in 2015. Roman Maier was appointed WW co-managing director of Sales and Operations in 2017 and today, we announce the appointment of a new General Manager, Urs Brunner who will be replacing the retiring Ms. McDonald .
“We are joyous to celebrate this important milestone in PMI’s history.” said Roman Maier, pro med instruments, GmbH Co-managing Director and Director/Vice President of pro med instruments, Inc.
“We are celebrating fifteen years in Lee County and a decade of success and growth in the Cape as a medical device company. Only 4 years ago, we doubled our space and tripled our staff and handing over the management to Mr. Urs Brunner,” said Sandra McDonald the retiring VP& General Manager.
Urs Brunner remarked that “Cape Coral is an attractive place to bring customers to and it is also a great place enjoy the work-life balance for our employees.
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