As the rtNOW team stands at the threshold of a significant transition, we embrace both the past and the future with enthusiasm and respect. This month, we bid a heartfelt farewell to Curt Merriman, our esteemed Chief Sales Officer, and warmly welcome Andrew Maleski into his new role as Sales Manager, marking a new chapter in the rtNOW story.
Curt Merriman: A Legacy of Leadership
Curt Merriman, a co-founder of rtNOW, has been the bedrock of our organization since its inception in 2016. His career, starting in 1979, has been characterized by relentless innovation, inspiring leadership, and an unwavering dedication to respiratory care. As Curt steps into retirement, we honor his extraordinary journey and the indelible impact he has made on our community and the respiratory care industry at large.
His approach went beyond mere strategic direction, extending to mentorship, humor, and an endless source of inspiration. The countless “Curt moments” have become a part of rtNOW’s culture and ethos, and for these, we are profoundly grateful.
Andrew Maleski: Stepping Into the Future
As we turn the page, Andrew Maleski steps into his new role, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective. Joining rtNOW in 2018 as a Digital Media Specialist and then as a Telerespiratory Account Executive, Andrew has demonstrated a unique blend of communication skills and digital media expertise. His vision for rtNOW aligns seamlessly with our mission and the evolving landscape of respiratory care.
Innovative Leadership for a Changing Industry
Andrew’s focus is on building upon Curt’s legacy, infusing the sales team with an environment of excellence and creativity. He values the lessons learned from Curt, particularly the importance of listening and thoughtful communication. Andrew is excited to bring his innovative ideas and strategies to further enhance rtNOW’s services and presence in the industry.
Forging Ahead with Strategy and Collaboration
Andrew plans to leverage his background in digital media to optimize rtNOW’s marketing efforts and enhance sales strategies. He aspires to address the healthcare industry’s new challenges, continuing rtNOW’s legacy as a leader in the telerespiratory space.
Fostering Growth and Community Engagement
His commitment to fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment is evident in his approach to leadership. Andrew is dedicated to personal and professional development, ensuring he stays at the forefront of industry trends and innovations.
Continued Involvement and Measuring Success
Andrew recognizes the importance of continued involvement in state and national respiratory care organizations, echoing Curt’s dedication to the field. He measures success not only in business outcomes but also in the quality of messaging and the culture within the team.
Role Models and Inspirations
Curt Merriman and Chuck Lentz stand as Andrew’s personal role models, whose influence has significantly shaped his approach to sales, leadership, and the industry. He also draws inspiration from the collaborative and growth-oriented leadership team at rtNOW.
Looking Forward to a Bright Future
As Andrew Maleski takes on the role of Sales Manager, the rtNOW team looks forward with excitement to the new opportunities and achievements that lie ahead. His leadership, expertise, and vision are invaluable assets in our journey towards continued success and innovation in respiratory care.
Join us in congratulating Andrew on his new role and looking forward to a future filled with innovation and success under his guidance.
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