About Skytron

Building Stronger Relationships

Skytron is the Healthcare Efficiency Specialist, providing full-room solutions of capital equipment, architectural and real-time information systems for Medical, Surgical, Sterile Processing, and Infection Prevention. Our solutions enhance the utilization of people, facilities, and capital because they are designed with the user in mind and have a low, long-term cost of ownership.

Skytron is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) distributor. This unique business model allows us to work with more than 20 independent companies that span the globe and bring a global perspective to our products. Each OEM has their own focused research and development team, and these teams are working simultaneously to bring the latest developments for medical equipment to the healthcare environment. We are ISO 13485 compliant – a proven testament to our quality assurance.

A commitment to building strong customer relationships grew out of the founders’ values, and Skytron has established a high level of customer service and satisfaction through a dedicated network of sales representatives. The average tenure for a Skytron representative is more than 14 years, providing customers the confidence that their local Skytron representation will be with them for the long-term.

Our Mission
Skytron’s mission is to provide clinically superior equipment for our healthcare customers. By listening carefully to our customers and working as one team with our sales representatives and manufacturing partners, we provide quality solutions with lower life-cycle costs. Our objective is long-term relationships with our customers, business partners, and employees. We focus on quality performance with integrity to reach that goal, from the products we sell, to every service we provide.
Our History
Founded in 1972, Skytron is a privately owned and operated company with headquarters based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Skytron's parent company began in the motorcycle industry. In 1966, David P. Mehney founded Kawasaki Midwest Motorcycles, Inc. as a Midwest distributor for Kawasaki. Because of his experience doing business with Japanese companies, Dave founded Skytron after being introduced to an opportunity to bring a new type of surgical light into the U.S. market. This innovative, focusable surgical light quickly gained the favor of many surgeons and nurses in the United States and became the first of many pioneering solutions that the company introduced to healthcare. In 1982, the KMW Inc. sold its motorcycle distribution rights back to Kawasaki and founded the KMW Group, Inc. with Skytron, Great Lakes Marine, and Midwest Parts and Accessories as divisions. Skytron LLC now represents over 90% of the revenue and income of the KMW Group and has operations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in addition to representation in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Skytron was founded upon its belief that customer service is essential to building a brand that is trusted and set apart from the rest. It is through the company’s core values of partnering philosophy, integrity and long-term focus that the commitment to customer service and pioneering solutions is upheld. Skytron strives to demonstrate these values to all of its customers, sales representatives, employees, and suppliers every day.
Local Connection
As a Skytron customer, you will receive only the best sales and service support. Our sales representatives help us to demonstrate this commitment to customer care every day. As members of your local community, your sales representative becomes an expert partner dedicated to your success.
  • Local Understanding
  • Your Long Term Partner
  • Expert Support
Executive Team

Products and services are important, but a company is only as good as its people.

We pride ourselves on having individuals at all levels who have a real understanding of the medical landscape
through prior work experience or from a long-standing tenure with Skytron.

Call them, talk with them and you’ll feel the difference.

David Mehney
Chief Executive Officer
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Dave joined Skytron in 1991 and represents the second generation of family leadership within the company. Prior to serving as CEO, he also served as the company’s President, Vice President of Operations and President of Great Lakes Medical Equipment, a Skytron distributor.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Amherst College. He also serves as Chairman of the Spectrum Health Foundation Board and is a Trustee of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization.

As CEO, Dave’s commitment to the company’s core values ensures that their partnering philosophy, integrity, superior and pioneering solutions, and long-term focus are integrated into every process and partnership. It is upon this vision that Skytron continues to develop effective partnerships with its employees, manufacturing suppliers, distributors, and customers. Dave cites the partnering philosophy as the core value which drives Skytron’s achievements and allows the company to provide the best solutions for today’s clinical environments.
Craig Wassenaar
President, Chief Financial Officer
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Craig Wassenaar has served as Skytron President since July 2013, after joining as Chief Financial Officer in June 2011. He has a depth of leadership experience in finance and business development. His vision of creating an opportunity for sustainable growth for all of Skytron’s partners has resulted in building a strong foundation with its people, products, processes, and systems. Craig's passion is to compete for every opportunity by delivering solutions to go beyond when it comes to meeting the needs of customers and improving patient outcomes. This has put Skytron in a unique position as an industry leader and a true specialist.
Dave Straw
Chief Operations Officer
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Dave Straw joined Skytron in March of 2010 as VP of Operations and became COO in 2013. Dave held senior-level positions at a few manufacturing companies serving in business development, sales and operations management. His experience provided him the opportunity to lead organizations in organic business development and the expansion of operations and equipment to serve some of the largest manufacturers across multiple industries. He joined Skytron to help prepare the organization to become more agile and capable to supply highly configurable products and to absorb and integrate additional products into the Skytron portfolio. Since joining Skytron Dave has helped lead the launch of more than a dozen new or revised products.
John Malnor
Chief Development Officer
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John Malnor has served as Skytron Chief Development Officer since October 2014. He has a passion for working with teams to develop exceptional solutions to customer needs and working to continuously improve team performance. John has led teams in product development, sales, and marketing with a history of business leadership across North America and Asia.
Larry Perez
VP of Regulatory and Technical Services
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Larry Perez's tenure in the life sciences sector and medical device industry spans over nearly 30 years of experience working with medical devices, healthcare technology management (HTM), and practicing operations management and business administration. As Vice President of Technical Services, Larry's primary role is to direct the global development, planning, implementation, and maintenance processes of installation and service methods for new or existing HTM products and technologies by using process, quality, and production improvement methodologies that are compliant with safety and governing regulations. Secondarily, he represents the company as the Quality Management Representative conferring and directing a team of professionals that deliver global regulatory and service support.
Greg Robbins
VP of Corporate Sales and Architectural Systems
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Greg Robbins has 30 years of healthcare industry experience in capital equipment and consumable product sales and management.
Greg's current focus with Skytron involves the development of Corporate Account relationships including GPO, IDN, and Key Accounts. He also directs the expansion of the Architectural Systems portfolio including modular wall and ceiling solutions to create durable, efficient and safe environments for our healthcare customers.
Nadine Daraskavich
VP of Finance
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Nadine Daraskavich, CPA CMA, joined Skytron’s team in 2013. She has played a key role in implementing new systems at Skytron and leading the finance team. She now serves as the Vice President of Finance and has global responsibilities for all Finance activities, including corporate accounting, reporting, FP&A, tax, treasury, and audit.
Nadine brings more than 20 years of professional experience in corporate accounting, reporting, and financial systems in various large corporations.
Doc Mehney
Chief Happiness Officer
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Doc Mehney came to Skytron as the CHO in November of 2018, replacing his Uncle Bear who held the role for almost 15 years. Doc can be seen running up and down the hallways of Skytron begging for you to throw one of his many toys scattered around. Doc's very presence can make a "Case of the Monday's" melt away and turn any frown upside down.
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