Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.

Date: February 21, 2013

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Veteran of Sensor Industry assumes role as President


February 21, 2013 (Salt Lake City, UT) Merit Sensor Systems, Inc. (Merit Sensor),a designer and manufacturer of MEMS sensor products, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Russell to President. Russell, formerly the Director of Sales and Business Development for Merit Sensor, has been with the company for three years and has 19 years of experience growing sales and developing new products in the pressure sensor manufacturing industry.

"At Merit Sensor we have the highest quality design expertise and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities to customize the ideal sensing solutions for our customers," stated Russell. "I'm excited to lead our team in the innovation of new and improved sensors."

Merit Sensor provides products that can be designed to meet each customer's specific needs for applications including medical, automotive, industrial and consumer. Merit Sensor offers prototyping and testing services and can produce small or large volume runs for customers.

"In the last year we have expanded our product offering and have many exciting innovations on the horizon," said Russell. "We look forward to continuing to be a flexible manufacturing partner and meeting the many emerging needs for MEMS products."

Fred P. Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical Systems, Inc., said, "Rick has proven his capabilities and understanding of market needs. We look forward to his energy and leadership in this position."

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About Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.

Merit Sensor Systems, Inc. ( has partnered with customers for more than 20 years to design, fabricate, assemble and package reliable, cost-effective piezoresistive pressure sensor solutions for automotive, medical, industrial, aviation, defense and consumer applications. Merit Sensor Systems is located in South Jordan, Utah and is a subsidiary of Merit Medical Systems, Inc.


About Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force totaling approximately 165 individuals. Merit employs approximately 2,800 people worldwide with facilities in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah; Angleton, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Copenhagen, Denmark; Rockland, Massachusetts; and Malvern, Pennsylvania..