March 13, 2007

Edward Pulwer, executive vice president, and COO of VIASYS Healthcare Inc, Conshohocken, Pa, has added the responsibilities of group president to his duties at the company. Pulwer first joined the company in 1983 and has served in numerous positions throughout his employment at VIASYS, a company that offers sleep diagnostic instruments ranging from apnea screening equipment to full, multiple-bed polysomnography systems with video monitoring capabilities and full-featured EEG/sleep systems.

“Ed has established an extraordinary track record in his 30 years in the medical technology industry,” said Randy H. Thurman, chairman, president and CEO. “Ed previously led the respiratory diagnostics and critical care businesses within VIASYS. Following the successful implementation of his strategy, both of these businesses are now considered to be global technology and market leaders in their respective health care segments. Ed has proven himself to be an outstanding leader who delivers on his commitments in product development, sales and marketing, and operational and financial performance. His early career included key leadership roles in sales and marketing. Most importantly, he has demonstrated his ability to build winning teams, integrate the best of all ideas, and empower people of all levels.”