First Medica™ was founded in 1991 by Jeffrey Drometer who perceived a need for delivering value priced infection control products to the health care industry. Mr. Drometer’s vision was to provide value priced consumable products such as gloves, cleaning products and barrier protection to health care professionals while offering choices to the end user. Mr. Drometer noted that while consumers wanted good value for their money they also wanted choices. At the time protective apparel typically was offered only in blue or hospital green. First Medica created a line of products in a rainbow of colors with extra features – all the while undercutting market leaders in cost.
In the mid 1990’s First Medica introduced the Hilux™ line of halogen curing lights. Very quickly Hilux was recognized as the value leader in the dental marketplace. Hilux lights offered performance levels of lights priced twice as high with solid construction and an industry leading two year warranty. Very quickly Hilux became a market leader. Building on the success of Hilux a Blast™ line of LED curing lights was introduced in 2006. This line continued to expand in 2008 with the introduction of the Blast Lite, Mini-Blast and the Blast Plus.
First Medica looks to the future by building on its foundation of high performance, value priced products. First Medica continues to offer infection control products and is expanding into small equipment built on the same philosophy. As a small, privately owned company, First Medica can and does respond quickly to consumer needs and prides itself on excellent customer service.
Today First Medica is owned David Small and leads our research and development. Day to day operations are headed by Russ Gaffney.
We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to future growth.
President David has business experience in domestic manufacturing operations as well as banking and the aerospace/high tech industries.
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Information Officer joined First Medica in 1995 and has moved through the ranks of the daily operations from Distributor Sales, to Customer Service, Warehouse, Purchasing, Marketing, Computers, Network Administration and Web Development. Russ has over 24 years experience in manufacturing and distribution.