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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Advanced Diabetes Supply has appointed Bill Mixon, who previously led National Seating & Mobility, as its CEO.
The announcement follows the transition of the company’s co-founders and co-CEOs, Mark Howard and Tim Cady, to strategic advisory roles as members of the board of directors.
“Bill has provided valuable insight and support to the ADS leadership team as a board member for the last two years,” said Jeffrey Abramoff, a partner at Court Square, which owns ADS and which owned NSM before selling the company in 2019. “His knowledge and extensive experience leading growing companies and creating structures and processes to support long term growth strongly position Bill to lead ADS in this exciting next chapter. Mark and Tim have built an exceptional company over the past 21 years, and we are pleased that they will continue to provide input as strategic advisors and board members. The strong growth that ADS has achieved is another success story for Court Square’s approach to partnering with founder, family and management-owned businesses.”
Founded in 2002 by Howard and Cady, ADS is a national distributor of specialty diabetes supplies. In 2021, it expanded with the acquisition of US MED (United States Medical Supply).
Mixon helped to grow NSM to 200 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Previously, he spent 20 years leading several multi-site health care services and BPO businesses, including Philips Medical Systems (PHG) Technical Field Services and Agiliti’s (AGTI) Medical Equipment Management business.
“Mark and Tim dedicated themselves to not only building ADS, but also helping to shape the future of diabetes management and care, and as a result ADS is well positioned for future growth,” Mixon said. “I’m excited to be a part of the team and privileged to be stepping into a leadership role at this dynamic and growing company. I am also excited to partner with Court Square again after we accomplished a lot together at NSM.”
ADS has also named Bart Witteveen as CFO. He brings more than 13 years of experience at multiple private equity backed companies in health care and other industries, including NSM, where he was CFO from 2016-21. Previously, he was CFO of GetWellNetwork and Matrix Medical Network.