Congratulations to John Armstrong on his retirement

Congratulations to our Chairman John Armstrong MBE on his retirement after 36 years of leading Armstrong Medical

18th December 2020

Congratulations to our Chairman John Armstrong MBE who has announced his retirement today.

Since 1984 John Armstrong has developed Armstrong Medical from a small medical device distributor to a manufacturer of acute respiratory care products, supplying the most prestigious hospitals and healthcare companies across the world.
After 36 years of tremendous leadership, John will retire and hand over to Jeremy Eakin of Eakin Healthcare Group:

“We are very pleased to have completed the sale of our business to the very successful Eakin Healthcare Group and believe it will deliver an important next chapter for Armstrong Medical. The Armstrong family remain passionate about the business, its workforce and its position in the local community and are keen to see its continued success in the years ahead.”

About Armstrong Medical

Armstrong Medical was established in 1984 by John Armstrong MBE after recognising a need to develop critical care products, particularly for patients suffering from lung injuries due to the impact of bomb blasts. This established the company’s focus on respiratory care consumables.

Based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, the 120,000 sq ft facility includes product design and manufacturing.

Employing more than 200 staff and exporting to more than 60 markets including supply of a world’s first in patient safety, AMSORB® PLUS to GE Healthcare, the Global leader of anaesthesia machines.

Driven by our purpose to “Create Support for Life”, the Company has developed a complete range of innovative acute respiratory care products for Critical, Perioperative and Neonatal care.

About Eakin Healthcare Group

The Eakin Healthcare Group was originally founded by pharmacist Tom Eakin in 1974. He owned a pharmacy in Dundonald and began encountering ostomy patients on a daily basis who were experiencing problems with disposable ostomy pouches, specifically skin irritation and leakage. He formed TG Eakin Ltd and began designing and manufacturing Cohesive Seals to address these problems and since then, with his two sons Paul and Jeremy, has rapidly expanded its product base and markets around the world.

The Eakin Healthcare Group is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful healthcare businesses. Based in Northern Ireland, the Group currently operates multiple sites across the UK and in Japan and the Netherlands. Eakin Healthcare Group exports to over 30 countries through a network of 40 distributors.

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