IRVINE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, PLEASANTON, and RIVERSIDE, California, December 8, 2009 – McDermott & Bull Executive Search, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Les Schnoll as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs in Arcadia, California.

“With impressive credentials and 30 years of targeted experience in the healthcare sector, Les has become a rare industry expert on life-science regulatory compliance, standards, and quality assurance. His exemplary ethical standards make him a great asset to the Posey team,” commented Craig Lipus, Managing Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull, who successfully oversaw the completion of the search with partner, Bruce Kimble, Principal Consultant at McDermott & Bull.

Most recently, Les was the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at ThermoGenesis Corporation, where he established and advocated global quality and regulatory strategies. For a duration, he also served as Vice President of Operations, cutting costs and driving critical process improvements. Prior to that, Les served at Theravance, Inc. as the Senior Director of Quality Systems in which he spearheaded comprehensive compliance through innovative quality systems and processes. He also gained key regulatory healthcare experience as the Chief Regulatory Officer at Solectron Corporation and as the Executive Director of Quality & Regulation at the Hill-Rom Company.

Les received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania; his Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Villanova University, Pennsylvania; his MBA in Human Resources at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant in Michigan; and his Juris Doctorate in Health Law from the Concord University School of Law in California.

About the Client

Posey Company ( has become the leading provider of innovative, restraint-free, fall management products. In addition to high quality, cost-effective products, the Posey Company is a leading provider of healthcare education materials including videos, posters, manuals and resource guides. Today, the J.T. Posey Company manufactures over 600 healthcare/safety products with every product bearing the Posey name and made to the same exacting standards established by John Posey over 60 years ago. Posey quality is the result of the dedication of over 300 craftsmen with an average tenure of 12 years service.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Inland Empire. 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, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.