Since Peter Soderberg left Welch Allyn to run Hillenbrand Industries, Welch Allyn has been run by an office of the president comprising of 3 senior executives - Kevin Cahill, Doug Linquest and Steve Meyer. Today Welch Allyn announced the appointment of Julie Shimer (until today, the CEO of Vocera) as president and CEO. Shimer has served on Welch Allyn's board for the past 5 years, about as long as she's been CEO of Vocera. Vocera has done great under Shimer's leadership, growing to $12.5 million. Privately held Welch Allyn did around $600 million in 2006.

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Since 2001, Shimer has served as president and CEO of Vocera
Communications, which provides wireless communications systems enabling
instant voice communication among mobile workers for companies,
including hospitals requiring enhanced customer service and
productivity. Shimer has also held executive positions at 3Com
Corporation, Motorola, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bethlehem Steel