PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (April 1, 2021)—Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare announced today that Derek Lampert has been named Chief Executive Officer.
Robert Size, who became CEO in November 2019, has assumed the role of vice chairman of the board of directors, with John Compton of CD&R remaining as chairman of the board. In this role, Size will be actively involved in supporting the leadership team to help position the company for long-term success.
“After a very strong performance in 2020, Drive is well-positioned for continued success. I am very excited to have Derek assume the CEO role and am pleased to remain part of Drive’s future in my new capacity,” Size said. “Derek has a very strong followership within Drive and great relationships in the industry. His leadership skills, knowledge of the business and reputation for getting things done the right way bode well for Drive’s success for years to come.”
Lampert is a driven and skilled leader with over 20 years of experience in the durable medical equipment industry. He joined Drive Medical in 2003 as Territory Business Manager and has held a variety of commercial and leadership roles since. In 2020, he assumed responsibility for North American manufacturing operations as chief operating officer and global and commercial operations as president. In these roles, Lampert focused on team development throughout Drive for improved collaboration with the company’s global businesses and significant supply chain improvements.
“At Drive, the belief is that we build our people so that they can build our company,” Lampert said. “I couldn’t be more honored to lead this amazing team into our very bright future.”
Lampert recently completed his MBA from Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and holds a BA in Communications from The Ohio State University.
“We have set our sights on leading the world with innovative healthcare solutions that enhance lives, and being the most valuable partner to our incredible customers,” Lampert said.