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January 23, 2018

IMDMC commends Indiana delegation, congressional leaders for vote suspending the medical device tax

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) commends lawmakers on suspending the job-killing medical device excise tax for two years. This action by Congress was part of the continuing resolution to end the government shutdown.

“The IMDMC applauds the Indiana delegation and congressional leadership for their hard work to suspend the medical device tax for two more years. The action made by lawmakers to suspend this tax allows the medical device industry to continue to invest in innovative medical technology and job growth,” said Anne Hathaway, IMDMC Executive Director. “This job-saving, tax suspension especially benefits Hoosiers because Indiana is a leader in the medical device industry as well as being home to the medical device capital of the world in Warsaw, Ind.

“This suspension is a step in the right direction and we look forward to working with policymakers over the next two years to get the tax fully repealed. A full repeal of the tax is crucial for the continuation of research and development of new products that can save and improve the lives of Hoosiers, Americans and people worldwide.”

Indiana is a leader in the medical device industry and employs more than 20,000 Hoosiers. Jobs within the medical device industry pay 41.7 percent more than the average wage in Indiana.
IMDMC is an association of medical device manufacturers and other associated companies, formed in 1991, to promote the medical device industry. By uniting Indiana medical device manufacturers, large and small, IMDMC serves to amplify the voices and convey the interests of these innovative companies before state and federal legislatures and regulatory agencies. IMDMC also offers education and training opportunities to its members as a way to network and continue to evolve with the ever-changing industry.

November 1, 2017

Change in leadership at IMDMC

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2017) – The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council announced today that Anne Hathaway of Hathaway Strategies, will become the new executive director for IMDMC.

Kathy Heuer, former IMDMC Executive Director, announced to the board of directors in May that she would be retiring this year, and the search for new leadership then ensued. Hathaway was introduced today to IMDMC members at their annual conference.

“Anne will be a tremendous addition to our association. I am pleased to see someone who is so devoted to Indiana and our industry lead IMDMC through the next phase of our growth,” Heuer said. “IMDMC completed our new Strategic Plan a year ago, and under Anne’s leadership I believe we will be well-situated to see continued growth for both our membership and our activities.”

Tom Barnett, National Director of State Government Affairs at Roche Diagnostic, and current President of the Board of Directors for IMDMC, added “I want to thank Kathy for her leadership and dedication to IMDMC for the past three years. In the midst of this transition, I know the board is looking forward to working with Anne, as she brings fresh ideas to the table. Our members are our number one priority and with her help, we will continue to strive to provide the best in cutting-edge education within the medical device industry, along with ensuring that our members voices are heard at the local, state and national levels.”

Hathaway, a native of Illinois, has a vast background in political campaigns, association management, consulting and fundraising. She has been recognized for her innovative leadership skills while serving as the chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. Hathaway started her Indianapolis-based business, Hathaway Strategies, in 2009 and currently sits on multiple boards, including the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and is the chair of The Julian Center Board.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council,” Hathaway said. “I look forward to implementing the newly completed Strategic Plan, and promoting an industry that has a major impact on our state.”