DXE Medical acquires FASTEX AED to distribute AEDs nationwide
DUBLIN, Ohio — DXE Medical, Inc., a Sarnova company specializing in sales and service of cardiac care products, has acquired First Aid and Safety of Texas, Inc. (FASTEX AED). The acquisition enables DXE to expand its offering of cardiac care products, service and training through a dedicated field sales force, as well as through its online channels.
DXE distributes new and recertified defibrillators, monitors, AEDs and services to care providers. FASTEX AED specializes in AED sales, AED program management and CPR training. “This pairing positions DXE for strategic long-term growth by expanding our sales force to sell AEDs to a broader customer base, specifically in the public access and alternate care channels,” said Jeff Prestel, president and CEO, Sarnova.
Michael Riggs, EMT-paramedic and veteran, who has worked in the AED industry for more than 25 years, will lead the new field-based sales organization. “Because we are on a mission to increase access to defibrillators everywhere in order to save lives, we are joining forces with DXE Medical. We have the utmost confidence in DXE because they, like FASTEX AED, are dedicated to helping our customers save lives every day,” said Riggs.
“Customers will benefit from DXE’s expanded suite of products and services through this acquisition,” said DXE’s General Manger Reuben Dickenson. “Our sales force will provide a full assortment of products, services and cardiac event product recertification.”
About DXE Medical
DXE Medical specializes in providing sales and service for both new and recertified products including AEDs, monitor/defibrillators, and other medical equipment and accessories to care providers and businesses across the nation. Through manufacturer-certified biomedical technicians, DXE provides factory recertification, preventive maintenance, extended warranty and general repair. For more information, visit www.DXEmed.com.
About FASTEX AED
FASTEX AED is an established leader in AEDs and related accessories, program management and CPR training. FASTEX AED programs include every brand of automated external defibrillator (AED), as well as training in AED operation, CPR and first aid.
Sarnova is the leading national specialty distributor of healthcare products in the emergency medical services (EMS) and acute care markets. The company is comprised of four major business units: Bound Tree Medical, DXE Medical, Emergency Medical Products and Tri-anim Health Services. Sarnova is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information, visit www.sarnova.com.