Pelstar, LLC, Manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional Scales and McAuley Medical Products, Appoints Ken Harris As President and Chief Executive Officer

McCook, IL November 16, 2022 –  Pelstar, LLC, the manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional scales and McAuley Medical products, has announced that Ken Harris will succeed Dan J. Maeir as its next President and CEO on February 1, 2023. Maeir announced his retirement this fall. As a member of the Executive Leadership team and EVP of Sales and Marketing, Harris’ group was responsible for the commercial activities at Pelstar since 2013, including sales, marketing, product development, and business development.

“Dan Maeir retiring as CEO of Pelstar caps a 21-year career of success and leadership,” said Rick Crandall, Chairman of the Board at Pelstar, LLC. “Over the years, Pelstar has grown its Health o meter® medical scales business to market leadership in the U.S. and has introduced many new products. We are fortunate to have another long-standing executive Ken Harris, to take over. At Pelstar, he has been front and center, delighting customers with the Pelstar “Weigh Easier” culture to remove friction at all levels of customer engagement. Pelstar won’t miss a beat in the transition and will probably add a few as well. Congratulations to Dan for his successful career and to Ken for his advance to Pelstar CEO.”

Prior to his time at Pelstar, Harris held executive roles at SCA Packaging North America (Essity). Harris served as Vice President of Protexic Brands, SCA’s Tier 1 Automotive and Construction products division, and, as Managing Director of ThermoSafe Brands, oversaw the formation and growth of the largest global cold-chain pharmaceutical packaging company. Harris also served as the Vice-president of Operations and R&D at Bohdan Automation, a division of Mettler Toledo manufacturing robotic automation for pharmaceutical R&D Laboratories, as well as Vice-president of Finance and Administration at Ever Ready Thermometer Company, a manufacturer of scientific instruments.


About Pelstar® LLC/Health o meter Professional Scales

Health o meter® Professional is the healthcare industry's leading scale brand since 1919 and provides superior quality, innovative designs, and exceptional customer service. Health o meter® Professional products are ideal for any healthcare setting. Health o meter® Professional scales are manufactured by Pelstar®, LLC, a certified ISO 13485 and 9001 company. The company has shipped more than 15 million professional scales and is committed to offering its customers premium quality scales at the right price. To learn more about Health o meter® Professional products, visit their website,, or their Facebook page Visitors can also learn about healthcare reform news, industry reports, and product updates on the Health o meter® Professional blog


Corporate information –

Pelstar®, LLC manufacture of Health o meter® Professional scales.
Pelstar®, LLC Corporate Headquarters
9500 West 55th St.
McCook, IL 60525-7110 USA
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