SafetyPAD Announces Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Technology

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, announced today the promotion of two key leadership members.

Scott Streicher now holds the title of Chief Operations Officer after nearly six years with the company, and Josh Austin was elevated to Chief Technology Officer.

Streicher has had a long career as a business leader focused on implementing operations and financial control systems. Streicher has held a top position with a Fortune 500 company and worked as a business owner and consultant for several successful operations, stepping into the public safety sector in 1999. Streicher will oversee company day-to-day operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources in addition to heading the development of the organization’s strategic goals to advance the company's mission.  

"Scott has been an integral part of our organization for many years and as the company evolves, it was a clear choice to place him into a position where he will continue to help build and guide OPEN Incorporated into the future," said Michael Vukovich, CEO and Founder of OPEN Incorporated.

Austin has been with OPEN incorporated for more than five years and has more than 20 years of business technology experience. Specializing in advanced information systems management, he has held positions in a variety of industries including defense contracting, telecommunications and commercial software development.  Austin will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s information technology related functions. This includes infrastructure and information security as well as strategic direction over product development.

"With our large market share of some of the biggest Fire and EMS agencies within the U.S. as well as our recent partnerships, the promotion of Josh to CTO makes perfect sense for us,” said Vukovich. “His focus will ensure that our technology doesn’t just keep up with demands of first responders, but stays ahead of their frenetic pace, always with the intent of ensuring emergency medical personnel can focus on patients, not the paperwork.”

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