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Patrick Martin to Increase STAXI Customer Service & Availability

STAXI recruits distinguished Sales Representative to Strengthen Medical Sector Presence in the Southeastern USA 

TORONTO and LONDON – 9 March 2010 – Toronto-based STAXI, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of nestable transportation chairs, today announced that Patrick Martin joined STAXI Corporation as its new Sales Representative for the Southeast Region of the United States. Patrick Martin will be responsible for strengthening STAXI successful customer relationships in the region’s medical facility sector. Before joining STAXI, Patrick Martin was at Howard Medical, Inc. where he held a senior position as Regional Sales Manager since 2007 serving customers within the hospital market, research institutions, and government agencies.



“Patrick Martin has more than a decade’s experience working with healthcare professionals, meeting their equipment needs,” said Sharon Crooker, STAXI sales manager.

“Patrick will play pivotal role in our strategy for the medical sector, delivering our STAXI promise ‘built to last, simple to use, easy to find, hard to steal’ for mobility solutions that pay for themselves over time.”

Patrick Martin’s customer service and business development region includes medical facilities in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This reinforces STAXI’s commitment to existing customers and to building long lasting relationships in this territory.

“Patrick Martin is a perfect match for STAXI and its many medical sector customers throughout the US Southeast,” said Ms Crooker. “We look forward to working with him in helping STAXI go from strength to strength in the region as we launch new STAXI product solutions.”

Prior to Howard Medical, Inc., Patrick Martin served in various senior sales and business development positions at Abbott Diagnostics, Inc., McKesson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Inc. and Xerox Corporation. Patrick holds a BS in Marketing and Minor in speech from Southern Illinois University.

Patrick Martin said: “STAXI is, hands down, the best solution on the market. I’m excited to be a part of the STAXI team that brings a unique product and unrivaled customer service to people in the US who need STAXI to increase their mobility.”

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STAXI is a patented, revolutionary transport chair, developed in 1985 by Andrew J Hart in conjunction with Centre for Studies in Aging, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences (Toronto), initially as a patient transportation solution. STAXI is the leading wheelchair alternative and the best-selling, nestable transport chair in North America.

STAXI provides safe and comfortable temporary transportation for people who would have difficulty walking any considerable distances due to disability, illness, or injury. STAXI is ergonomically designed to reduce physical strain and burden for the user. The STAXI transport chair is built specifically for large, busy facilities especially:
• Airports and other transport terminals
• Hospitals / medical facilities
• Sporting / entertainment venues
• Theme parks
• Retail outlets (malls, factory outlets, major home stores, etc.)
• Large institutions

STAXI customers include top hospitals and major airlines and airports in the USA, UK, and Europe. A complete list of STAXI customers can be found at

STAXI can instantly replace 90 per cent of wheelchairs today. Moreover, STAXI has the best low-maintenance record for any mobility solution, backed with a three-year unlimited parts warranty. STAXI is difficult to steal by virtue of its nestable design. Hence, STAXI pays for itself over the long life of the transport chair.

Sales Contact: please visit to find your exclusive regional contact
Marketing Contact: David Gallant on +44 (0) 1915 006 129, or [email protected]

Also, consider…
• Viewing the STAXI video at
• Receiving Tweets from STAXI1 on Twitter
• Making STAXI your friend on Facebook – STAXI
• Sharing ideas with STAXI and Airport and Hospital managers on Linked-In discussion groups

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