FITCHBURG, Mass., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Products, Inc. (Micron), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. (NYSE MKT:HRT), announced today it has appointed medical device industry professional Michael Collette as the Company's Vice President of Quality, effective February 16, 2015. Mr. Collette brings more than 25 years of extensive quality and regulatory experience to Micron, including a long career in medical device manufacturing. He has led quality systems for leading medical device manufacturers, including NxStage Medical, Cynosure, Vaupell Northeast Molding and Tooling, and Smiths Medical.
Mr. Collette was most recently an Executive Quality Management System Consultant for several major medical device companies, including Micron Products. Prior to consulting, Mike was the Vice President of Quality for NxStage Medical, where he was responsible for all Quality Engineering, Post Market Surveillance, and Supplier Quality activities. He also oversaw strategic second-sourcing of key manufacturing capabilities, both domestically and internationally.
"Mike's wealth of experience is an ideal fit for the direction in which we are taking Micron," said Salvatore Emma, Jr., President and CEO. "Micron is building its reputation as a world-class medical device contract manufacturer through innovative products and services by providing the highest quality and value for its OEM customers. Mike's leadership and experience will be integral to our strategy as we add new capabilities, attract new customers and offer the best quality and value to the medical device industry."
Mr. Collette stated, "I am excited to become a member of the Micron Products team and to contribute to the growth of Micron as a world-class medical device company. The Company is on the right path to succeed in the ever-changing and increasing complex medical device world. It is truly an honor to be part of the Micron family."
About Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc.
Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micron Products, Inc., is a diversified contract manufacturing organization that produces highly-engineered, innovative medical device technologies requiring precision machining and injection molding. Micron also manufactures components, devices and equipment for military, law enforcement, industrial and automotive applications. The Company is also a market leader in the production and sale of silver/silver chloride coated and conductive resin sensors used as consumable component parts in the manufacture of integrated disposable electrophysiological sensors. The Company's strategy for growth is to build a best-in-class quality organization and capitalize on its engineering design expertise and reliable, proprietary manufacturing processes to further penetrate its position in the medical device contract manufacturing market.
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