Cook Names New VPs

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Bloomington-based Cook Medical Inc. has announced two executive promotions. Connie Jackson will serve as senior vice president of human resources and Jean-Marc Creissel is now vice president of the urology clinical division. September 25, 2014

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Connie Jackson, who has served as global vice president of human resources since 2005, has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources, the company said today. As senior vice president, Jackson will continue her responsibility for human resources globally for Cook Group Incorporated and its affiliates.

"Connie has been a leader within the Cook organization for more than 36 years," said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Medical. "Over the years, we've asked Connie to move from a local HR manager to a global leader within the company. She has met and exceeded this challenge while establishing best practices in human resources across the Cook organization."

Jackson is a true success story that is not uncommon at Cook. She joined the company in 1978 as a receptionist and eventually took on the role of supervisor for the payroll and insurance departments. In 1988, she assumed the role of personnel advisor and in 1996 she began work as manager of the human resources department. Jackson was named vice president of human resources for Cook Incorporated in 2005. During her tenure at Cook, Jackson has worked tirelessly to advocate for employee benefits, conduct interviews nationwide to support Cook's expanding workforce, coordinate data compilation required for the US Department of Labor, and support work on personnel issues for Cook companies globally including the French Lick Resort.

Jackson lives in Bloomington, Ind., with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two sons and one grandson.

September 25, 2014

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Cook Medical is pleased to announce that Jean-Marc Creissel has been named vice president of the Urology clinical division. He has served as global leader of the business unit since 2010. As vice president, Creissel will continue his global responsibility for sales and marketing, product development, financial performance and general management of the Urology division. Cook's Urology products span a wide range of procedures, and help treat a variety of diseases ranging from kidney stones to prostatic hyperplasia.

"Jean-Marc has done a fantastic job leading our Urology team for the past four years," said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Medical. “Under his leadership, the division has experienced steady growth every year and launched a number of innovative products. His focused passion for being a stone management solution partner for physicians led to the first stone extraction cases done completely, start to finish, using just Cook products earlier this year.”

Creissel joined Cook as a sales representative in Paris in 1990. Since then, he has served in a variety of sales and product management roles, including sales and marketing manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and global director of product management. His 24 years of experience in urology devices has led to an extensive understanding of the issues that urological health faces, both clinical and administrative. Evidence of this understanding can be seen in the clinical solutions that his team has developed, but also in their efforts to develop products that help reduce operating time and prevent the need for repetitive treatment, to lift some of the administrative burden that comes naturally as patient populations grow.

Creissel moved to the U.S. in 2008 and currently resides in Bloomington, Ind. He received his State Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Universite Rene Descartes in Paris.

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Source: Cook Medical