Heuer Resigns Seat for Executive Director Position

By Brooks Hooley - 21Alive

Credit: fiercemedicaldevices.com

Kathy Heuer

August 23, 2014 Updated Aug 23, 2014 at 8:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturing Council announced Friday that State Representative Kathy Heuer of Columbia City, has been hired as their Executive Director.

Heuer submitted her resignation to House Speaker Bosma effective August 20th.

Heuer, who served in the Indiana General Assembly as a State Representative since 2010, is a resident of Whitley County and has a background in business, education, sales and government policy. In the House of Representatives, she was Vice-Chair of the Local Government Committee, served on the Small Business, Commerce and Economic Development Committee and was a member of the Government Reform Committee.

Denis Johnson, IMDMC board president and Vice President of operations at Boston Scientific stated, “We are looking forward to having Kathy join us. As a state legislator she worked tirelessly for policies that would benefit our state, and we believe that as executive director of our organization, she will be able to transfer those skills to our specific industry at both the state and federal level.”

The medical device industry in Indiana is one of the largest industry clusters in the nation, ranking as the 7th largest employer in the nation in the medical device industry. Memberships in IMDMC include Zimmer, Cook Medical, Medtronic, Roche Diagnostic , Hill-Rom, Boston Scientific, Biomet, Depuy, Paragon and Fort Wayne Metals among others.

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