Kym Anthony, Aceage Inc. Board Chair, has confirmed the appointment of John Simmons as the new CEO of AceAge Inc. effective June 14, 2021.
“John is a proven leader with a track record of delivering outstanding results in senior roles with an extensive background in medical devices” stated Kym Anthony. “His significant business development and partnership experience, and track record in building businesses and successful teams will be a tremendous asset for AceAge.”
Mr. Simmons brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to AceAge. He joins the company from Abbot Diagnostics, where he has served as General Manager, overseeing the Canadian business operations since 2018. A proven medical devices executive with a core skillset in growing and commercializing Canadian, US and global businesses, he brings particular strengths in developing clear strategies, building teams and identifying and building relationships with stakeholders across various markets. Mr. Simmons holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and is a current Board Member for MedTech Canada.
“I am thrilled to join AceAge at such an exciting time. AceAge addresses a growing global preference of individuals aging at home. I look forward to working with the Board and our team on our goal of making medication management as simple as possible and providing better quality of life for patients and caregivers globally.“ said Mr. Simmons.
AceAge Inc., has developed and commercialized the Karie™ in-home smart pill companion that organizes, schedules, and delivers medication. The easy-to-use system adapts to patient’s routines, reminding them with visual and sound prompts to when it is time to take their medication. The Karie™ app allows caregivers to be notified if the patient misses doses, supporting timely interventions and promoting medication adherence.
Since 2020, AceAge Inc. closed a CA $5 million Series A financing round and $1.5 million in FedDev Ontario repayable contribution, supporting their aggressive global growth strategy.
About AceAge Inc. AceAge, a healthcare technology company creating intuitive products to ease the aging process and improve health outcomes. AceAge’s product, Karie, is a smart pill companion that organizes, schedules, and delivers pills, ideally suited for those needing to manage 3 or more medications simultaneously. Karie was designed to make medication management as simple as possible to ensure user independence and wellness, while providing caregivers with peace of mind.