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Herida Announces Appointment of Research & Development Director

Due to significant growth since conception and to honour its long-term commitment of Research and Development for our valued customers. Herida Healthcare Group of companies has announced the appointment of a new Research & Development Director to oversee these duties.

Paul Rabin has recently been appointed into the new role. Paul’s previous roles include managing a Community Equipment Service for many years, alongside research and development management for some of the larger brands in Industry prior to that. His extensive background in the research, development and manufacture of safety equipment, coupled with extensive knowledge of the Community Equipment Sector will absolutely enable Herida Healthcare to bring better products to market.  

Paul’s glittering career to date has seen him been awarded joint patents in the design of mattresses and moving and handling products, as well as a number of other product innovations in the sector. His track record of continuous improvement in product development, Information Technology, support and marketing in the Personal Protective Equipment Sector substantiates quality.  His solid background in industry ensures that high-level expertise in HSE guidance, European Standards and global quality standards are maintained throughout the project status.

Neil Smith – Managing Director of Herida Healthcare said “I have known Paul for quite some time and have worked on several projects alongside him in a professional capacity. It is the combination of such experience and enthusiasm that placed Paul as the ideal candidate to take over these responsibilities and of course overseeing this important department within our companies. He continued “Our customers are quite rightly requesting innovation into what has become an often, stale group of products, within the Pressure Area Care and Moving & Handling markets. The appointment of this high-profile role, ensures that our important customers will be served with state of the art product identity, that is fit for purpose, long into the future. The fact that Herida won the Innovative Product of the Year category 2018, presented by NAEP only a few months ago, identifies our true progress and commitment to Innovation in this area”.   

Of his appointment, Paul told us “ I really am relishing this new role at Herida Healthcare.  I am excited to be joining one of the most innovative companies in the Healthcare sector and I’m looking forward to developing new disruptive products and innovative services to better meet the needs of the clients who truly rely on them every day”

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