February 22, 2011
Michael Tease to Lead Unitron’s Global Operations
February 22, 2011 – Kitchener, Canada – Unitron, a global provider of world-class hearing innovations, announced today the appointment of Michael Tease to the position of President and CEO, Unitron. Mr. Tease will lead Unitron’s global operations from the company’s headquarters location in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Michael Tease is an accomplished leader with 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and brings to Unitron specific expertise in global brand development and growth in both consumer and business to business sectors. Most recently, he was General Manager, Merck Consumer Care Canada, where he achieved industry-leading growth and extended the company’s leadership in all key product categories. Through his career, Mr. Tease has also held senior leadership and North American and European country management roles with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
“As a core brand of the Sonova Group, Unitron is an important growth driver in our global business strategy. Michael Tease brings to Unitron a significant track record for performance, a depth of leadership expertise, and a passion for the customer that will allow us to further build and extend Unitron’s brand reputation around the globe,” says Valentin Chapero, CEO, Sonova Group.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead a world class organization such as Unitron. The hearing healthcare industry is poised for significant growth and expansion, and I believe Unitron has the right mix of people, products, and customer partnerships to achieve long-lasting brand leadership, and to make a true difference in people’s lives,” says Michael Tease.
Unitron is a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing instruments. We care deeply about people with hearing loss and work closely with hearing healthcare professionals to make advanced, purpose-driven solutions available to everyone. Headquartered in the Waterloo Region, Canada, Unitron, a member of the Sonova Group, meets the needs of our customers through 18 international offices and through distributors in a further 48 countries. For more information, please visit us on the web at unitron.com.
Ann Marie Lang
Corporate Media Relations
(519) 895-0100 ext. 2104
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