Bedford Group/ TRANSEARCH congratulates John Simmons on role as Chief Executive Officer of AceAge


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TORONTO, ON/CAMBRIDGE, MA– June 2, 2021 – Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH would like to congratulate John Simmons on his new role as the Chief Executive Officer of AceAge.

A proven global healthcare leader with an exceptional track record of delivering outstanding results in both global product leadership and country level General Management roles. John was most recently the General Manager, Canada with Abbott Diagnostics. His career spans roles with Becton Dickinson USA and Canada, Philips Healthcare, Johnson and Johnson and KCI Medical and has been highlighted by a proven ability to build strong relationships with customers, industry groups, stakeholders, external partners and international affiliates. John brings deep business development and partnership experience and has played an active role in a number of industry associations, currently as the Chair-Elect of the Medtech Canada Board of Directors. John has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Queen’s University and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Kym  Anthony, Board Chair for AceAge noted, “John’s track record in building businesses and successful teams will be a tremendous asset to the AceAge team and instrumental in execution of current opportunities for the company as well as charting the course for future growth. On behalf of the selection committee, we are excited to bring on a leader of John’s calibre to lead AceAge. I also want to thank the Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH for presenting a strong group of domestic and international candidates for consideration. We were very pleased with both the comprehensiveness and the result of this process.”

About Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH

Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH is one of the Top 10 largest retained executive search firms in the world, with 60 offices in 40 countries. With North American Healthcare offices based in Toronto, Canada and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bedford Group provides premium executive search and talent management solutions to a diverse group of healthcare clients, including start-ups, multi-nationals, publicly traded and private organizations. In addition to retained executive search, Bedford Group provides services in Succession Planning, Executive & Board Compensation, Culture, Organizational Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Assessment and Virtual Onboarding.

About AceAge

AceAge Inc. is a healthcare technology company, creating intuitive products to ease the aging process and improve health outcomes. AceAge’s flagship product, Karie, is an in-home medication dispenser that organizes, schedules, and dispenses pills with easy on-button control. Karie was designed to make medication management as simple as possible, improving adherence, offering better health outcomes, and lower healthcare costs. This will allow seniors to maintain their independence while aging in place and offer peace of mind to family and caregivers. Currently, Karie has been tested and is approved in market segments within Canada, Netherlands and Norway. The product has proven to be of high quality and has scalable manufacturing capability. With various international distribution agreements in place, the rollout of Karie commenced.


Darren Raycroft, Managing Director- North American Healthcare & Life Sciences

Howard Pezim, Managing Director- North American Healthcare & Life Sciences