Government Sales Team

Brenda M. Butler (Vice President, Government Sales) A former critical care nurse, Brenda has 25 years of progressive sales management experience, including more than 19 years of direct military sales with ZOLL® Medical Corporation. She has global responsibility for the federal/DoD market, providing leadership, overarching strategic focus, and management in all aspects of government sales. Her clinical and business expertise provides insight into evolving resuscitation standards, logistics, and procurement as related to the unique military environment. (800) 242-9150, ext 9225.

Eric Abbott (Director, Military Sales) Eric is responsible for strategic guidance and driving sales opportunities throughout the military deployable market. He has 27 years of progressive leadership and management experience in the armed forces and private industry, including over 21 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and 3.5 years as a project manager with the U.S. Army Medical Material Agency at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. Eric also has knowledge of all phases of medical equipment acquisition, procurement, and life cycle management. (800) 242-9150, ext 9217.

Dane Davis (National Accounts Manager) Dane’s strategic support of government accounts includes years of military, clinical, and leadership responsibilities throughout EMS, Homeland Security, and previous sales positions at ZOLL and SIG SAUER Defense Solutions. He continues service as a Reserve chief warrant officer and paramedic with over 25 years of experience in joint service expeditionary operations. (757) 890-ZOLL, ext. 9655.

Bill Smirles (Director, Business Development) A former paramedic/assistant fire chief and biomedical engineer, Bill has more than 30 years of medical device product development and sales and marketing experience. Over the past 20 years, Bill has worked closely with the U.S. and international militaries in developing several new products and obtaining 12 new patents. His clinical and technical expertise provides strategic guidance in driving sales for both military and government opportunities. (800) 242-9150, ext 9908.

Patrick Eastman (Vice President VA/DoD Hospital Sales) Pat is one of the longest tenured employees in the global sales organization. Originally based in Chicago, he was one of the first territory managers. In his current position, he provides strategic guidance across the hospital division regarding current clinical guidelines, procurement, and acquisition in government healthcare facilities. Pat has over 25 years of experience selling resuscitation solutions and has held senior leadership positions in ZOLL’s LifeVest® and Temperature Management divisions. (724) 212-6490.