December 28, 2017 - ZOLL Announces Keynote Speakers for SUMMIT 2018


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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December 28, 2017—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced the keynote speakers for its annual conference, SUMMIT 2018, which will take place May 8-10 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The 2018 event marks the 21st anniversary of the ZOLL-hosted conference.

More than 700 EMS/Fire professionals are expected to attend the 3-day event, which features an educational curriculum combined with hands-on product training and support opportunities for emergency personnel. Top industry experts will discuss emerging trends in pre-hospital clinical care and share best practices on improving patient outcomes and operational efficiencies in EMS/Fire operations.

This year’s SUMMIT keynote speakers include actor Randolph Mantooth, law enforcement veteran Gordon Graham, and decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL and best-selling author Kevin Lacz.

Randolph Mantooth, broadly recognized for his portrayal as L.A. County firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage on NBC’s television drama, EMERGENCY!, is a motivational speaker who has addressed fire service and EMS conferences and special events since 1986. First responders are touched by Mantooth's uplifting and heartfelt message, which draws upon his experiences on the show, and from more than 40 years of close relationships with firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs. He inspires first responders to rededicate their careers to their higher calling of caring for people and protecting the communities they serve.

Gordon Graham, a retired 33-year California law enforcement veteran, reflects upon his background in police work, risk management, and as a practicing attorney who coaches first responders on risk management. Over the last decade, Graham has delivered more than 3,000 presentations to law enforcement groups, corrections personnel, fraud investigators, fire and EMS professionals, and civic organizations, as well as high-risk private sector organizations.

Kevin Lacz, a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL who served two tours in Iraq and authored the New York Times bestselling memoir, The Last Punisher, served as a SEAL technical advisor and co-starred as himself alongside Bradley Cooper in the Clint Eastwood-directed blockbuster film, American Sniper. His post military life includes becoming a certified physician assistant and co-founding Lifestyle and Performance Medicine. He also is a spokesperson for Hunting for Healing, a charity he co-founded with his wife.

Additional addresses will be delivered by Jerry Overton, President of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch; Greg Mears, ZOLL Data Medical Director, and Alex Moghadam, ZOLL Data President.

“This year’s agenda features insightful industry topics, practical issues, and leadership strategies that will inspire our audience,” said Rick Clyne, Vice President of Digital Marketing for ZOLL Data. “From maximizing operational efficiency to improving patient outcomes in the pre-hospital setting, we’re working hard to provide the information and tools that enable Fire and EMS professionals to grow their organizations and ultimately save more lives.”

To register for SUMMIT 2018

To register for the conference, visit the SUMMIT Website. Use the code EARLYBIRD18 to receive $200 off your registration if you register by January 12, 2018. All questions regarding the event should be directed to Bethany Welsh at [email protected].

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

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