Thompson will serve as a second representative for the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Currently responsible for an employee health unit supporting a 3200-person work force, Thompson has more than 25 years of experience in the occupational health arena. She holds numerous certificates, including a CAOHC certificate, and an American Board of Occupational Health Nurses certificate as an occupational health nurse specialist/case manager .


Grant Smith


Gregory J. Frazer

Earmold Design Inc
Earmold Design Inc (EDI), Minneapolis, announced that Grant Smith has joined the company as the executive consultant of sales and marketing. Smith brings more than 17 years of experience in the hearing aid industry, and has served in retail and wholesale manufacturing.

EDI also announced that Gregory J. Frazer, AuD, PhD, joined the company as the director of audiology and education. Frazer was a clinical instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at the Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, Calif. He also served as an adjunct professor for the Kirksville College of Medicine/Arizona School for Health Sciences, Mesa, Ariz, Doctor of Audiology program.

Frazer has owned and operated private practice businesses, including Hearing Care Associates, Northridge, Calif, Sonus-USA Inc, Northridge, Calif, and Pacific Hearing Inc, Brentwood, Calif.


Matt Mattis


Shaun Erdmann

GN ReSound
GN ReSound, Bloomington, Minn, has promoted Matt Mattis to vice president for GN ReSound North America. Mattis was previously the regional director for the central and western regions of the United States.

In addition, GN ReSound has hired Shaun Erdmann as a regional sales manager covering Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, and Alaska. Erdmann will be responsible for helping customers grow their business, and for conducting demonstrations, coordinating customer training seminars, performing product in-servicing, and attending national trade shows.

Oaktree Products Inc
A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, has joined Oaktree Products Inc, Chesterfield, Mo, as vice president of business development. Bankaitis will be responsible for overseeing marketing and sales, customer support, and product management. In addition to 14 years of experience in the hearing industry, she brings international business experience as a marketing product manager in the medical device industry.


(From left to right:) Jenny Han, Manager, Dr. Tao Jiang, Business Development Director, and Urs Eller, Managing Director, of Unitron Hearing Suzhou, and Cameron Hay, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, and Michael Jones, President and CEO of Unitron Hearing.


(From left to right:) Cameron Hay, VP and COO, Unitron Hearing; Paul-Michel Vahanian, GM, Unitron Hearing France; Michael Jones, President and CEO, Unitron Hearing; and Pascal Graff and Yves Berthod, Sales Representatives, Unitron Hearing France.

Unitron Hearing
Unitron Hearing, Ontario, Canada, is widening its distribution channel in China with the opening of Unitron Hearing Suzhou, and has announced the appointment of two new managers—Kam Ping-kay as vice general manager, and Tao Jiang, MSc, AuD, Aud(C), as business development director.

Ping-kay will be responsible for expanding the retail sales activities in China. Jiang, a professor of audiology, will be responsible for developing new business opportunities, networking and relationship management, customer training and education, and sales activities in southwest China.

In addition, Unitron Hearing has opened operations in France and appointed Paul-Michel Vahanian as its general manager. Vahanian’s primary duty is to broaden Unitron’s digital products through the introduction of new product offerings, and to increase Unitron’s brand and presence across France.

David Zullo
David E. Zullo, 55, owner of Audio Energy, South Plainfield, NJ, died Wednesday, March 4, in Breckenridge, Colo.

Zullo was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, and resided there for many years before moving to the Martinsville section of Bridgewater, Mass, 4 years ago. Zullo was president and CEO of Audio Energy for the past 20 years. He was past president and chairman of the Institute for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders. He remained very active and was the driving force in raising more than $10 million for the Institute.

Zullo was a member and also served on the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick, NJ. He was a member of Hamilton Farm Golf Club and the Stanton Ridge Country Club.

An avid golfer, he also had a love for gourmet cooking. He enjoyed skiing, water sports, and spending time on his boat. He cherished his family, especially his granddaughters.