Thomas Rossnagel Steps Down as CEO of Sunrise Medical


Today Sunrise Medical announced that Thomas Rossnagel, President and CEO since 2009, has decided to leave his position for family reasons.

Effective June 1st, Johan Ek, chairman of the Board of Directors, will take over as acting CEO.

"Thomas Rossnagel has led Sunrise Medical's transformation to a global industry leader with revenues approaching € 500 million in 2017. He has worked relentlessly towards Sunrise Medical's vision to "improving people's lives" by designing, manufacturing, and marketing of innovative, high quality premium complex rehab mobility products and services. It is with regret I have accepted Thomas' resignation," said Johan Ek, chairman of the board.

"After 20 years of service at Sunrise Medical, I would like to spend more time with my family. For that reason, I have asked our owners Nordic Capital to find a new CEO for Sunrise Medical. I took this step to ensure continued success of this great business. It is the right time for a new leader to take Sunrise Medical to the next level," said Thomas Rossnagel.

For more information, please contact:

Klaus Appel
SVP Human Resources

North America:
Pete Whittle
VP Human Resources

About Sunrise Medical

Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the development, design, manufacture, and distribution of Complex Rehab Mobility products such as active- and sports adult manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, wheelchairs and strollers for children, customized seating and positioning systems for all age groups, as well as more standardized motorized scooters and geriatric product lines.

Sunrise Medical manufactures products in its own facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, and China. The key products, marketed under the Quickie, Sopur, RGK, Zippie, JAY, Breezy, Sterling, and Gemino proprietary brands are sold through a network of homecare medical product dealers or distributors in over 100 countries. Sunrise Medical is headquartered in Malsch, Germany with North American headquarters in Fresno, California and today employs 2,300 associates worldwide. Sunrise Medical is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.

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