IRVINE, California, January 18, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Jonathan Hoopes as Director of Purchasing with Posey Company in Arcadia, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Lipus, “This role is one of significance for Posey as they continue to strategically position the company for growth in a market whose brand is second to none. Jonathan brings to Posey a wealth of experience and success in the supply chain function that will enhance Posey’s position with their customers and have a positive affect to their operating performance. We are appreciative of our long standing relationship with Posey.”

Mr. Hoopes has over 10 years of purchasing and supply chain experience in regulated environments, including negotiating contracts, working with vendors, purchasing raw materials, and working in China and France. Prior to joining Posey, he served as Supply Chain Manager at Parker Hannifin, where he was responsible for qualifying all suppliers, maintaining supplier relationships, monitoring performance and quality cost improvements, and resolving contract disputes.

Mr. Hoopes obtained his Bachelors of Science in Science and Supply Chain Management from the University of Arizona, followed by his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

About Posey Company

John Thornton Posey founded the Posey Company ( in 1937, when he built a bed cradle for a hospitalized friend who complained about the weight of the bedcovers on his feet. The hospital liked the idea, and asked for a price for 12 bed cradles. The Posey Company landed its first order, and made a profit of $12. As John Posey showed the bed cradles to other hospitals in the San Francisco area, he was asked to develop other products to assist in patient care. Soon, he expanded his travels beyond San Francisco, and after many years, John built a company with a worldwide reputation for innovative and practical healthcare products. In 1991, John handed the president’s gavel to his third son, Ernie, while maintaining a leadership role as Chairman of the Board. Today, the Posey Company manufactures over 600 products around the globe. Every Posey product engineered and manufactured by their dedicated team continues on a tradition of quality products and patient care.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including AECOM, Broadcom, First American Financial, Allergan, Panda Express, Anaheim Ducks,, Local Corp, ICU Medical, and Taylor Guitars.