Nov. 14, 2012
Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators (http://www.heartsine.com/
, announced yesterday that Declan O'Mahoney has been named the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. O'Mahoney has been a non-executive director of HeartSine since 2011.
O'Mahoney is an entrepreneur based in Ireland with extensive international experience in the high technology sector and holds a number of non-executive positions with other fast-growing technology companies in Ireland.
Most recently, he was the chief executive officer of Firecomms, a global leader in the provision of fiber optic solutions and optical transceivers, leading it to become Ireland’s first high-tech company to be acquired by a Chinese corporation. As CEO at Firecomms (from 2002–2010)
, O'Mahoney attracted major investments from Irish, European and Japanese venture capitalists and strategic partners. He also led the expansion of the company's business to a global marketplace, particularly in the automotive, communications and medical device markets.
From 1992–2002, O'Mahoney was co-founder and president of Northstar Systems, Inc., which provides custom design and manufacturing services for computing, consumer electronics, etc., with facilities in Silicon Valley, China, Europe and Taiwan.
“HeartSine is a truly innovative company that is highly respected around the world for the innovation embedded in its life-saving public access defibrillators. Today, the company is poised for rapid growth, with new products and new markets opening up,” says O'Mahoney. “I am very excited about how my new role at HeartSine can contribute to that growth.”
When announcing O’Mahoney’
s appointment, Bernard Collins, chairman of HeartSine Technologies’
board of directors, said, “Declan brings huge international business experience to a winning engineering and operational team. Declan's energy and enthusiasm for the business will help drive us to expand our share of the automated external defibrillator (AED) market.” About HeartSine Technologies
The mission of HeartSine®, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, is to advance the deployment of life-saving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in non-traditional areas of care. The HeartSine samaritan® PAD (Public Access Defibrillator)
is specifically designed to meet all of the demands of public access use. Our entire line of AED products includes clinically advanced SCOPE™ technology that optimizes the administration of life-saving treatment. Our units are IP56 rated for durability and exceptional reliability to meet the unique environmental needs of public use, and they provide a lower total cost of ownership. HeartSine also offers a comprehensive portfolio of AED solutions that include planning, design, implementation and administration, enabling medical oversight, training and management of AED devices through a single point of contact.