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Gary Reed, President
It was in 2004 when my Father, Ken Reed received his diagnosis – he had ALS. It was devastating news for himself and our family. ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. It is fatal. He bravely coped with dignity and strength for 28 months, but eventually succumbed to the disease. He passed away, surrounded by his family on Christmas Eve, 2006.
Having helped care for my Father, I understand the importance of specialized products in aiding caregivers and improving the quality of life for those with physical limitations. This helped to shape our BIOS Medical business strategy. For decades we’ve manufactured blood pressure monitors and we felt this experience was a great foundation to expand into home health care and aids to daily living items. Our approach to product quality is simple: “the products we make, are the same ones we bring home to our families”.
My father was an inspiration to everyone he met. He faced his horrible disease with strength and courage. He was passionate about his family and his business Tenaquip Limited, which he grew from his garage into one of “Canada’s Best Managed” companies. It was his wish that a foundation be created to provide relief in the areas of medical research, hospitals, children’s welfare and humanitarian causes. Since 2006, The Tenaquip Foundation has given out over $18,000,000 to Canadians in need.
Ken Reed’s legacy continues with his wife, five adoring children, their spouses and 20 grandchildren
Mark Beaton, Sr. Vice-President
Marketing and Sales
"Wheel barrows to medical equipment" summarizes Mark's extensive sales and marketing experience.
Half way through his MBA he joined Sybron International - Taylor Instrument Canada's sales team. Within two years he was promoted to National Manager. In 1987, he and four other managers bought Taylor Instrument Canada and formed Thermor Limited.
He has spent 20 years travelling to China and has extensive knowledge of business practices in Asia. Mark's international business experience includes marketing campaigns in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA.
Mark is passionate about the art of marketing and has taught at Seneca College in Toronto and Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. He has coached and mentored sales and marketing professionals for 20 years.
In 2003, he played an integral role in developing the first Wireless Home Weather Stations which are now sold by all major weather instrument suppliers world-wide. This led to the development of BIOS Weather, a comprehensive line of weather instruments for homes and cottages.
Having been involved in the first launch of private label diagnostics products in Canada, he has extensive experience with Health Canada and medical device licensing regulations www.BIOSMedical.com
Areas of specialization:
- new product development
- strategic market planning
- medical & weather instruments