Drive Medical Acquires Business of Primus Medical; Solidifies Presence in Long-Term Care Market

Port Washington, New York – December 15, 2014

Effective December 15, 2014, Drive Medical is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business of Primus Medical, LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative long-term care beds and related products. Located in Ohio, Primus manufactures high-quality leading-edge long-term care products, including full-function low beds, bariatric beds, lifts and chairs, therapeutic air and foam mattresses, lifts, slings and safety products. Primus has enjoyed great success in its launch of the PrimePlus®B1750 High Capacity Bed and PrimeCare®B901 High/Low Bed.

Harvey Diamond, Chairman and CEO of Drive Medical states, “This acquisition provides Drive with a complete portfolio of high-quality long-term care beds, and will position Drive as a major manufacturer in this rapidly-growing market. With Drive’s broad-based product offering and the addition of the Primus long-term care beds, Drive will now be able to offer a full array of long-term care products.”

Mark Shaw, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Primus and Dan Halas, Vice President of Sales, will be joining the Drive management team.

Tony Crisitello, Drive’s Senior Vice President of Long-Term Care, will be directing the combined sales and marketing activities of Primus and Drive’s long-term care division in North America.

According to Mr. Shaw, “This partnership will provide significant opportunities for the Primus customers. They will now enjoy the value that comes with an expanded portfolio of products, significant resources, market expertise, and an extensive distribution network throughout North America. We are excited to become part of the Drive family of companies.”

Mr. Crisitello adds, “Primus Medical represents an important component of the growth strategy for our long-term care division at Drive Medical. We are excited to have both Mark Shaw and Dan Halas joining our Long-Term Care management team.”


About Drive Medical
Drive Medical manufactures a complete line of durable medical equipment including mobility products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, respiratory equipment, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices. Currently, the Company has corporate offices and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Romania, Australia, China and Taiwan. The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Drive Medical is one of the fastest growing major manufacturers and distributors of durable medical equipment.


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Key Contacts

Contact: Ed Link
Position: Chief Marketing Officer
Tel: (516) 998-4600, extension 4227
Fax: (516) 918-5223

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