IRVINE, California, March 27, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Dale Clendon as the Chief Commercial Officer 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, “Dale’s vast medical device sales and marketing experience make him the ideal candidate for the Chief Commercial Officer role with the J.T. Posey Company. We are excited that we were able to bring Dale and the Posey Company together. Culture fit is so critical in evaluating success. We are confidence this is a very good match for both Dale and Posey.”

Before joining Posey, Mr. Clendon was the General Manager/Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kinetic Concepts, President at Tri-Anim Health Services, Inc., and Acting General Manager/Executive Vice President of Business Development for Hemosense, Inc. Mr. Clendon also owned and managed his own consulting firm, DAC Limited. As a consultant, he worked with both domestic and international medical device companies, assisting his clients establish a footprint in the distribution arena and with mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Clendon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.

About the 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 $12.00. 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 our dedicated team continues on our 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, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, 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 works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.