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Medtrade Exhibitor News – FODAC Seeking Donation Items for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief; VGM Promotes Owen, Welcomes Meyer to Team

December 10, 2017

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) has been able to meet most of the needed items that FEMA has requested for Puerto Rico hurricane relief, but Chris Brand, FODAC’s president and CEO reports that shower equipment, CPAPs and masks, nebulizers, hearing aids, and other mobility aids such as four-point canes are also needed. “We have already sent 58 pallets to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for FEMA to deliver to people who are waiting for benefits to provide a replacement (if possible),” says Brand. “Drive Medical and MK Battery have been the largest donors for Harvey, Irma, and Maria relief. FODAC is also trying to make sure vendors and FEMA know how to access the disaster relief waivers and forms to replace DME items.” Chris Brand can be reached via e-mail:

VGM promotes Owen, Welcomes Meyer to Team

WATERLOO, IA – VGM & Associates has announced changes to roles within their leadership team. Scott Owen will be transitioning from vice president of Sales to vice president of Contracting. Owen has been with VGM for three years and will now have oversight over its vendor contract division.

To fill the vacancy left by Owen’s promotion, RJ Meyer has been hired to join the team at VGM. Meyer was previously with Biotronik Cardiac Rhythm Management and will utilize his previous experience to lead VGM’s regional account managers and member services team.

“I’m excited to announce these changes to our team,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates, a division of VGM Group, Inc. “Scott and RJ are key components to serving our members and vendors. Their dedication to the industry and exceptional relationship skills will continue to drive VGM’s commitment to being agile, innovative and adaptable to the needs of our partners.”