Kenneth Spett - President & Chief Executive Officer
Ken Spett has over 30 years of diverse healthcare industry experience in a variety of senior executive,
sales and marketing positions. Spett began his career with Graham-Field in 1983 as Vice President of
Operations for Labtron Scientific Corporation and became Corporate Vice President of Marketing when
Labtron and Graham-Field merged. He re-joined Graham-Field in July 2003 as Vice President of the
Medical/Surgical Division. In 2007, Spett was promoted to Senior Vice President, with P&L responsibility
for Graham-Field’s primary care, acute care, alternate site, specialty markets, and GF’s Rhode Island
manufacturing facility. Spett was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2009 with responsibility for
the Medical/Surgical, Homecare, Long Term Care, Consumer and International Strategic Business Units,
along with Global Operations and Marketing. In August 2010 he was promoted to President & Chief Operating
Officer and in May 2011 to Chief Executive Officer. Spett possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from
Queens College in New York.
Cherie Antoniazzi - Senior Vice President, Quality, Regulatory and Risk Management
Cherie Antoniazzi joined Graham-Field in 1996 with its acquisition of the Everest & Jennings companies.
In 1997, she was transferred to the Corporate Office where her responsibilities encompassed Labor Relations
and Human Resources Management for all of Graham-Field's North American operations. On October 1, 2009,
Antoniazzi assumed the critical responsibility for leading Graham-Field’s 360 Degree Quality Initiative
and currently directs the organization’s Quality and Risk Management disciplines. Prior to 1992, she spent
eighteen years with the Huffy Corporation in key management positions in its Manufacturing, Operations,
Environmental Law and Human Resources functions.
Marc Bernstein - Senior Vice President, Consumer Sales
When Graham-Field acquired Lumiscope in January of 2008, Marc Bernstein was brought on board as Vice
President of Sales: Lumiscope. Prior to joining Graham-Field, Bernstein held the position of President
with Lumiscope and possesses a strong background in sales and product development; evidenced by his
position as Vice President of Sales at Dazey Home Products and Nelkin Piper International as a Corporate
Partner. Bernstein received an Undergraduate Degree in business from the University of Missouri along
with a Masters Degree in Psychology.
Lawrence de la Haba - Senior Vice President, Business Development
Lawrence de la Haba returned to Graham-Field in August 1999 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Prior to rejoining Graham-Field he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Lumex Division of
Fuqua Medical Products. De la Haba started his healthcare career with Lumex in 1982, served as Controller
for Hygeia Medical Supply from 1993-1995 and Regional Vice President for the Sulzer Metco division of
Sulzer, Inc. He is now responsible for Graham-Field's new business development efforts, specifically the
Company’s Made in USA initiative and Strategic Account Program. De la Haba has a BA in Political Science
and an MBA in Marketing from St. John's University in New York City.
Kurt Hellman - Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations (Fond du Lac, WI)
Kurt Hellman joined Graham-Field bed manufacturing division located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in May of
1984 as a Materials Manager. Over his twenty plus years with the Company, Hellman’s effectiveness has
advanced him into his current position. Working together with the Operations team, they have successfully
integrated the manufacturing and bed product lines of National Metals Industries, Simmons Healthcare,
SSC Medical, Sci-o-tech, Lumex and Smith & Davis. Hellman holds Bachelor of Business Administration
degrees in both Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin. He is
also Certified in Production and Inventory Management from APICS.
Lori Kirschner - Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Lori Kirschner, currently Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration, joined Graham-Field
in 2010 as Vice President of Human Resources. Kirschner brings both business and legal expertise to the
Human Resources department and has been able to integrate her varied expertise throughout the company.
Prior to joining Graham-Field, Kirschner practiced law for several years with business related litigation
as her primary focus. She then moved into the world of manufacturing where she held many roles, including
ultimately becoming the president of a plastics manufacturing company. Kirschner received her Bachelor of
Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude,
from Case Western Reserve University.
Peter Loope - Senior Vice President, Sales
Peter Loope is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Graham-Field. He is responsible for the overall
success and profitability of the Graham-Field sales organization. He has over 20 years experience in
the healthcare marketplace in a variety of sales, marketing, corporate account, and senior executive
leadership roles. In his previous role with Graham-Field he served as the Vice President of Sales for
Long Term Care. Prior to joining Graham-Field in 2015, Peter held leadership roles with KCI, Invacare and
Primus Medical. Peter has a passion for helping companies grow and creating value long lasting value for
his customers. Peter has a business degree from the University of Florida.