Government Sales Team

Brenda M. Butler (Vice President, Government Sales) [email protected]
A former critical care nurse, Brenda has 30 years of progressive sales management experience, including more than 19 years of direct military sales with ZOLL® Medical Corporation. As senior executive, she has global responsibility for the DoD/Federal Government 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.

Eric Abbott (Senior Director, Military Sales) [email protected]
Eric is responsible for strategic guidance and driving sales opportunities throughout the operational military market. He has 35 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, MD. Eric also has knowledge of all phases of medical equipment acquisition, procurement, and life cycle management.

Dane Davis (National Accounts Manager) [email protected]
Dane’s strategic support of ZOLL government accounts over the past 10 years is .based on years of military and clinical experience, including leadership roles, within EMS and Homeland Security, as well as sales positions at SIG SAUER Defense Solutions. He retired from service as a Reserve chief warrant officer with more than 30 years of experience in joint service expeditionary operations. 

Bill Smirles (Director, Business Development) [email protected]
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.

Patrick Eastman (Vice President VA/DoD Hospital Sales) [email protected]
Pat is one of the longest tenured employees in ZOLL’s global sales organization. Originally based in Chicago, he was one of the first territory managers. In his current position, he provides strategic guidance across ZOLL’s hospital division regarding current clinical guidelines, procurement, and acquisition in government healthcare facilities. Pat has more than 30 years of experience selling resuscitation solutions and has held senior leadership positions in ZOLL’s LifeVest® and Temperature Management divisions.

Mike Semp (Military Sales Specialist) [email protected]
Mike came to ZOLL with a background as a firefighter and certified paramedic. He has worked at ZOLL for more than 10 years, beginning with the ZOLL Data Management division, before becoming an integral part of the military sales team in 2016. Mike provides support and training to all branches of the military as well as numerous other branches of the U.S. government. Mike’s experience in the EMS and firefighting world has led him to focus on the Government and Military AED and BLS market, with the goal of increasing ZOLL’s presence in those areas.

Mike Wagner (Military Ventilation Specialist) [email protected]
Mike is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and has held positions as a practicing therapist in civilian, Military, and Veteran’s Hospitals in critical care and trauma care. Mike’s primary responsibility is to provide ventilation expertise, strategic guidance, and support efforts to drive sales opportunities throughout the U.S. government and operational military market. Since 2008, Mike has been an Air Force Reservist, serving multiple tours, Mike has worn the Air Force Reservist uniform and has served multiple tours as a member of the Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team.

Cleveland (Cleve) Wiltz (Senior Business Development - Military Sales) [email protected]
Cleve joined ZOLL in early 2018 after a 28-year career in the U.S Air Force and a 5-year stint with CAE Healthcare as Business Development Leader. Cleve brings his leadership experience in both military and industry to lead the mission of ZOLL’s Military Team to uncover and create strategic opportunities within the Military/Government Market. Cleve’s experience as Career Field Manager for all AF Medics and expertise in business development will help further ZOLL’s position as the healthcare industry’s leader in partnering with the U.S. DOD.