AdvaMed Praises Confirmation of Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
/EIN News/ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), today issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Gary Locke as U.S. Secretary of Commerce:
“AdvaMed welcomes Mr. Locke’s confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. His executive experience as Governor of Washington and record of job creation will serve him well as a key member of the President’s economic team.
“The medical technology industry will play an important role in promoting economic recovery through the manufacturing and export of medical technology products, which create high-paying, high-quality U.S. jobs, while delivering life-saving and life enhancing medical treatments to patients around the world. Secretary Locke has a strong record of promoting economic growth and exports as governor of Washington.
“AdvaMed looks forward to working with Secretary Locke as he works to increase trade and expand economic activity, and we will give him and his team our strong support.”
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AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. Our members produce nearly 90 percent of the health care technology purchased annually in the United States and more than 50 percent purchased annually around the world. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit http://www.advamed.org/.