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CFO Tech Outlook Recognizes Emagia As “The Top 10 Fintech Solutions Providers 2019”

CFO Tech Outlook Recognizes Emagia As “The Top 10 Fintech Solutions Providers 2019

Veena Gundavelli, Founder and CEO of Emagia said, “ We are honored and humbled by this CFO Tech Outlook Award. The future of finance operations is digital. We will continue to deliver innovations focused on bringing game changing power to the finance leaders.”

Emagia, a leading provider of digital order-to-cash solutions announced that CFO Tech Outlook, a leading technology magazine has recognized Emagia as one of the “Top 10 FinTech Solution Providers 2019″. CFO Tech Outlook brings best-in-class coverage of technology innovations and trends to thousands of qualified finance executives in the U.S.

Selected by a distinguished panel, comprising of CXOs, VCs and industry analysts, Emagia was narrowed down among many other solution providers to the final Top 10 providers that exhibit competence.

Emagia’s highly innovative digital solutions for finance operations include next generation intelligent order-to-cash operations automation platform driven with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. As an integral part of the automation platform, Emagia includes AI-powered cognitive finance assistant Gia to augment human staff and improve digital customer experience Emagia digital order-to-cash platform enables major boosting of the entire order to cash cycle performance. Emagia digital automation platform enables digital credit, digital order management, digital invoicing and payments, digital collections, digital disputes resolution and digital cash application.

Emagia’s Gia, a digital cognitive assistant is purpose built to assist global finance executives, order-to-cash shared services staff and accounts receivables operations teams. Equipped with specific skills in credit, collections and finance, Gia has smart conversational capabilities to communicate with and provide support to customers, sales, operations and treasury teams. Gia delivers next-generation digital transformation to scale operations in global finance, order-to-cash operations with human and digital hybrid teams to boost operations efficiency to whole new levels.

Veena Gundavelli, Founder and CEO of Emagia said, “ We are honored and humbled by this CFO Tech Outlook Award. The future of finance operations is digital. We will continue to deliver innovations focused on bringing game changing power to the finance leaders.”

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About Emagia Corporation

Emagia delivers intelligent digital order-to-cash solutions aimed to modernize finance operations for the digital age. Emagia Digital Order-to-Cash Platform automates credit, receivables, collections, deductions, cash flow forecasting, cash application and billing & payments. Emagia O2C Advanced Analytics Suite provide enterprise-class,

prepackaged advanced analytics – descriptive, predictive, prescriptive analytics – for

entire order to cash cycle. Emagia’s Gia, Digital Finance Assistant brings cognitive skills in accounts receivables, credit and finance areas to assist global finance staff and executives. Many companies across the world have achieved significant

and sustainable improvements to their order-to-cash cycle costs, compliance, control and cash flow with Emagia solutions. For more information, visit

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Nightstick’s 1000-Lumen XPR-5592 IS-Certified Scene Light Outshines All Other Floodlights


“The Nightstick XPR-5592GX fills a major void in the intrinsically-safe certified market today by offering a Class I Div 1, 1,000-lumen rechargeable area/scene light that hard-working oil and gas and other HAZ-LO professionals can afford,”

Nightstick, a global manufacturer of innovative, professional lighting products is pleased to announce their new 1,000 Lumen Nightstick XPR-5592GX LED Rechargeable Area/Scene Light with Magnetic Base, and 1,000 Lumen Nightstick XPR-5592GCX Rechargeable LED Area Light Kit which includes a 6-foot tripod, both with a durable carrying case.

Generating a scene-filling 1,000 lumens of light on high and 500 lumens on low via a single sealed toggle switch, the safety-rated yet powerful Nightstick XPR-5592GX weighs only 4.25 pounds thanks to its lightweight polymer body. Leveraging lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology to provide up to 17 hours of continuous usable light on a single charge, the XPR-5592GX also features a powerful rare-earth magnet in the supporting base. With hands-free use and lightweight rechargeable portability in mind, this area light will swivel independently to position light exactly where needed and at angles not available in traditional fixed position scene lighting.

“The Nightstick XPR-5592GX fills a major void in the intrinsically-safe certified market today by offering a Class I Div 1, 1,000-lumen rechargeable area/scene light that hard-working oil and gas and other HAZ-LO professionals can afford,” says Russell Hoppe, Marketing Director for Nightstick. “Additional convenience factors like our hands-free magnet base and rugged, lightweight glass-filled nylon body make the XPR-5592GX an uncontested winner. Nightstick is committed to innovating the most durable and value-packed safety-rated area when Life Depends on Light™.”

The lightweight glass-filled nylon frame keeps this area scene light cool to the touch while the adjustable handle provides options to carry, hang, adjust and reposition light as needed in the field. Drop rated at two meters with an IP-67 dustproof/waterproof rating, the XPR-5592GX is also backed up with Nightstick’s one-year limited warranty. Great for illuminating oil drilling sites, vehicle maintenance depots, storage tanks and other confined spaces where flammable vapors are present, the versatility in positioning, magnetic base and portable 6-foot tripod stand provides limitless options for industrial professionals.

Nightstick model XPR-5592GX includes the LED area light with AC and DC power supplies. The Nightstick XPR-5592GCX light kit includes the LED area light, a 6-foot aluminum tripod with cam-lock adjusters, and AC & DC power supplies all inside a rugged molded carrying case.

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Designed and manufactured by Bayco Products, Inc., Nightstick is a global brand of professional lighting products, including flashlights, headlamps and Intrinsically Safe lighting solutions that continue to exceed industry standards in performance, quality, user-safety, and value. Nightstick’s vast line-up of LED lighting products delivers optimal performance with real-world applications in mind. With an unwavering commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service, Nightstick – Life Depends on Light™.

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Matrix Sciences International Adds to Its Advisory Services with the Acquisition of Savour Food Safety International and Savor Safe Food

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“This strategic investment adds to the scope and depth of our Advisory business and has real linkage to our other services, ” states Robert Wiebe, CEO

Matrix Sciences International Inc is pleased to announce the acquisition of Savour Food Safety International and Savor Safe Food. This is the latest step in building an organization with the expertise to truly support its customers in making informed decisions with confidence.

Through its team of well-known experts, Savour Food Safety International provides services that support food and beverage manufacturers along the continuum from growers to product development to manufacturing and distribution. Savor Safe Food similarly provides consulting, auditing and training services to the grocery, convenience foodservice, restaurant and hospitality industries.

“Gina and her teams have built two strong companies with outstanding reputations that come from providing a unique level of service to their customers,” said Robert Wiebe, CEO of Matrix Sciences. “This strategic investment adds to the scope and depth of our Advisory business and has real linkage to our other services. ”

“Becoming a part of Matrix Sciences provides an opportunity to grow by building more integrated solutions for our customers,” said Gina (Nicholson) Kramer. “I partnered with Matrix because I saw a vision with clear benefits for both my customers and my team. Matrix is a great home for the companies that we have worked so hard to build. I am thrilled to join Matrix and have an even broader impact on the food and beverage industry.”

Savour Food Safety International and Savor Safe Food become a critical part of Matrix’s Advisory business. Matrix has built on the acquisitions of Richter International and Neumann Risk Services to provide the necessary and innovative advisory services that give customers real insight and practical solutions to address the opportunities and risks in bringing safe food to market.

About Matrix Sciences:

Matrix Sciences International has been founded and built to address the needs of the food and beverage industries. Through operations in Chicago, Columbus, Green Bay, Portland (OR), Toronto and Los Angeles and a reach that extends beyond those cities, Matrix has brought true industry leaders together to provide support for product development and launch, process verification, production, as well as troubleshooting and crisis management. Matrix’s core laboratory operations provide microbiology, food chemistry and pesticide residue analysis. With the recent acquisition of Contract Testing, Matrix substantially broadened its scope and scale of sensory and consumer product research. Matrix’s Advisory group offers access to the unique expertise needed to mitigate and manage risk, as well as seize opportunities in addressing the challenges facing the food industry. All of these services are supported by Matrix Analytics’ services that provides more in-depth interpretation, easier tracking and trending and clearer communication of critical information. In combination, these capabilities give Matrix the ability to deliver the accurate, timely and insightful information that customers need to bring safe, quality food to market.

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New Publication from the University of Maryland Extension Exposes Sodium in Well Water as a Maryland Health Concern

Have well water tested to determine levels of sodium.

Private wells are not regulated and it is up to the owner to have it tested, and treated if necessary.

Elevated levels of sodium in well water are being reported across the state of Maryland, and for residents with high blood pressure, drinking the recommended daily amount of water could increase the amount of sodium consumed, and therefore affect their health, say University of Maryland Extension researchers.

A new UMd Extension publication, “Sodium in Your Well Water: A Health Concern,” highlights the rising salinity levels in Maryland groundwater and aquifers, and provides advice for understanding sodium levels in tap water from private well systems.

“We designed this publication to increase awareness that well water may be a source of sodium to consider, especially for people who are on a low sodium diet,” said Dr. Andrew Lazur, State Extension Specialist in water quality and lead author on the paper. ”It also reminds well owners to test their water and include sodium in the tests.”

The publication provides a variety of resources for understanding salinity levels in your diet, including a sodium calculator to determine the amount of sodium in your diet from water, as well as levels in your well water.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises limiting daily intake of sodium to 2,300 mg per day according to the paper, written in conjunction with Extension Specialists Daphne Pee and Beverly Jackey.

“The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (mgs) a day, and is moving toward an ideal limit of 1,500 mgs per day for most adults,” said Jackey, a Registered Dietitian and Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. “Adults with high blood pressure should limit their intake to 1,500 mg per day.”

“Sodium is the sixth most abundant element on earth and is an important component of the body, with a certain level being essential for good health. It is recommended that adults consume a minimum of 500 milligrams (mg) per day from food and water,” Lazur said. “However, it has been shown that most adult Americans consume 3,000 to 5,000 mg per day, averaging 3,400 mg for the U.S. population.”

While municipal water systems are monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has set guidelines on the amount of sodium allowable, well water quality is not regulated and homeowners must determine that information for their own location. “Municipal water supply customers receive an annual summary of their water quality and can get sodium information from the utility,” said Lazur. “Private wells are not regulated and it is up to the owner to have it tested, and treated if necessary.”

A Maryland Geological Survey study found that the average sodium level in homes using well water on Maryland’s coastal plain (the region of Maryland east of I-95), was 92.6 mg/liter. According to Lazur’s research, this means that if you follow a low-sodium diet and drink the recommended amount of water per day, you would consume 15 percent of your total daily sodium intake just through your drinking water.

However, water quality varies from well to well due to the soils and geology where the groundwater is located, says Lazur, and is affected by natural minerals, contaminants, and is also impacted by municipal activities such as road salt distribution to prevent ice buildup during winter months. Using a water softener to treat for iron or prevent scaling of pipes and fixtures in systems with hard water can add sodium to drinking water as well, he said. According to the Maryland Geological Survey, average levels of sodium are also increasing due to the pumping of aquifers, which can cause brackish or salt water to infiltrate an aquifer, as well as sea-level rise associated with climate change, which is a growing concern related to saltwater intrusion into fresh water systems.

While purchasing bottled water or faucet and refrigerator filters offered in standard retail stores seems like a viable option, Lazur warns that some point-of-use faucet filters do not remove sodium content, and bottled water could have sodium depending on its source. “A study in 2001 showed bottled spring water ranged from 1-15 mg/liter; and 36 to 1,095 mg/liter for bottled mineral water. Some companies may add salt to enhance taste as with mineral waters,” Lazur said.

“Consumers can find the amount of sodium in various types of bottled water by looking at the Nutrition Facts Panel on the label,” said Jackey. “If sodium is added to the water, it will also appear in the ingredient list”.

More reliable ways to remove sodium from your tap water include using a reverse osmosis filter for the faucet you use for drinking and cooking water, and if you have a water softener, use potassium chloride as opposed to sodium chloride and bypass the cold water supply.

Read the full publication, “Sodium in Your Well Water: A Health Concern,” or access more information about private wells and drinking water from the University of Maryland Extension at To learn more about tracking sodium intake through diet, Jackey recommends the American Heart Association’s free downloadable sodium tracker.

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Cyberlitica Launches the First Comprehensive Cyber Survival Kit for Consumer and Commercial Markets

Cyberlitica, Inc, a provider of threat intelligence services for the consumer and commercial markets, launched the most compressive suite of products and services available to combat cyber-warfare, credential stuffing and fake news—issues faced by individuals and companies alike.

Given the huge sums being spent to address cyber-attacks and the reputational damage they cause, companies (and consumers) are in search of technologies that go beyond just responding to security breaches; they’re looking for proactive and predictive solutions to avoid such breaches altogether– to create, maintain, restore or improve their customers’ faith and their market share. “Unfortunately, they’ve met with only limited success,” said Bob Schiff, Cyberlitica’s Founder & CEO. “With all the new products coming to market, consumers and business are receiving confusing and/or mixed messages. They wind up doing nothing, which puts them at an even greater risk,” Schiff said.

Over 15 different products and services are incorporated into Cyberlitica’s powerful new Cyber Survival Kit. The kit includes malware analysis, dark web monitoring, breach & attack simulations, cyber awareness training, phishing simulations, a branded cybersecurity video portal, endpoint technology, a password organizer, password analyzer, dark web search engine, breach alerts, newsletters, books, how-to guidebooks and more.

Cybersecurity expert and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Scott Schober, said “Cyberlitica’s new Cyber Survival Kit is one of the most innovative cybersecurity products to come to market. Incorporating numerous products into one offering eliminates the need for multiple vendors and piece meal solutions, making the decision to use Cyberlitica an easy one. Companies using Cyberlitica’s Cyber Survival Kit are safer, and minimize the chances of being harmed by potentially devastating data breaches” said Schober.


Cyberlitica offers threat intelligence services to employers and organizations of all sizes and across all industries. The company provides a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity products and services to monitor and identifying risk from where it originates…the dark web…by delivering 24x7x365 dark web monitoring and notification services, as well the most cutting edge insights, professional services and customized training solutions that significantly mitigate risk.


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Loma Linda University Health’s Whole Child Assessment Found to Effectively Screen Children for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

If we know that, we can prevent these poor outcomes either by reducing exposure to the adversity, or if its already occurred, we can offer support to the family and child so that outcomes improve.

New research demonstrates that using the Whole Child Assessment(WCA), which was developed at Loma Linda University Health, improves identification of child-adverse childhood experiences (Child-ACEs) during a routine well-child doctor visit versus not using a screening tool.

Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH, lead author of the study and a preventive medicine physician at Loma Linda University Health, said ACEs are a growing public health issue.

“There is strong literature showing that early Child-ACEs affect neurological development and can cause chronic stress in the body and an increased risk for many medical problems, including mental health issues and substance abuse, as they get older,” Marie-Mitchell said. “If we know that, we can prevent these poor outcomes either by reducing exposure to the adversity, or if its already occurred, we can offer support to the family and child so that outcomes improve.”

Pediatricians are encouraged to screen for ACEs, such as physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction such as parental separation, substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence and incarceration. ACEs, however, can be difficult to bring up because of their sensitive nature.

The study was published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Global Pediatric Health.

The WCA is a consolidated questionnaire a parent or caregiver of a child age 0-11 years old completes during a well-child visit with their doctor that incorporates questions about exposure to and risk of ACEs. The WCA was approved by the state of California in 2016 and has been found to have no negative impact on the length of a doctor’s visit.

This study developed and implemented a tool to specifically screen for childhood ACEs at a pediatric resident clinic in Southern California. Development of the tool, which was later named the Whole Child Assessment, was based on an iterative process that incorporated triangulation of references, patient data and physician feedback.

Use of the WCA offers the opportunity to identify exposure to Child-ACEs, as well as opportunities to prevent exposure to Child-ACEs by counseling families on self-care and parenting, and connecting families to supportive resources. This is key for capitalizing on the opportunity within pediatric practice to both prevent and reduce the impact of Child-ACEs.

Marie-Mitchell and her team reviewed 1,100 patient charts from well-child visits utilizing the WCA over the course of the approximately two-year study. They found that the use of the form increased the identification of multiple Child-ACEs compared with no screening. Additionally, researchers discovered that reports of multiple ACEs increased with age. The results suggest that use of the WCA provides an acceptable and feasible way to screen for Child-ACEs during routine pediatric practice.

Marie-Mitchell said the WCA is one of the first screening tools that has data to validate that it can indeed identify high-risk families.

At Loma Linda University Health, caregivers are dedicated to whole person care. “This assessment integrates the assessment of lifestyle and other risk factors that need to be addressed during well-child care. This reduces the burden of multiple questionnaires for families and providers,” Marie-Mitchell said. “In addition, pediatricians can play a key role in mitigating the impact of Child-ACEs by counseling families on healthy lifestyle habits, which are key components for addressing toxic stress. Because the WCA includes assessment of nutrition, exercise and sleep, the tool itself provides information to guide pediatricians in formulating a treatment plan with families.”

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The Main Reasons Why Policyholders Should Bundle Car Insurance Plan With Other Insurance Services

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“You can save lots of money on your car insurance if you choose to bundle multiple policies”, said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. has launched a new blog post that explains how bundling multiple car insurance can help save car insurance money.

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Policyholders can easily save money on car insurance if they choose to bundle multiple types of policies. Bundling, or multi-policy discount, involves the purchase of two or more insurance policies from the same insurance company.

Policyholders that bundle multiple policies can benefit from the following advantages:

  • Considerable discounts. Insurance companies want to keep their customers loyal to them for many years. For that, they are willing to offer significant discounts to those customers that purchased more than one type of insurance from them. Depending on the insurance company, the discount can be as high as 20% of the total cost of the combined insurance policies.
  • Policyholders can save time. Drivers that choose to bundle their policies at one insurance company can save time by eliminating the need to deal with multiple insurers. Besides that, policyholders will pay only one bill at the same time and location.
  • Dealing with one insurance agent. When choosing to work with one insurance company, policyholders will also choose to work with one insurance agent. That insurance agent will know everything about the policyholder’s needs and he will advise him properly. Also, that agent will be able to look for savings and recommend additional policies according to the policyholder’s needs.

For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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Allison Webb Joins AcctTwo’s Managed Accounting Services Group as Director of Finance

Allison Webb, Director of Finance, AcctTwo

I am delighted to join AcctTwo. As a former Partner with Capin Crouse LLP, I worked closely with AcctTwo over the past four years. I saw the impact that outsourcing your accounting to AcctTwo, on the Sage Intacct platform, had on the nonprofits I worked with.

AcctTwo, one of the nation’s leading providers of Sage Intacct’s cloud accounting software and of managed accounting services, announced today that Allison Webb, former Partner at Capin Crouse LLP, has joined the team as Director of Finance in AcctTwo’s Managed Accounting Services group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Allison into the AcctTwo family,” said Ken West, AcctTwo’s COO. “She brings a breadth of experience that will immediately make lasting impacts on our clients. I’m excited to grow our Managed Accounting Services group alongside Allison.”

As Director of Finance, Allison will be helping nonprofit and for-profit organizations revolutionize the way their back-offices operate. AcctTwo’s Managed Accounting Services provide a full accounting department to handle day-to-day services that would normally be managed in-house, but without the added hassles of hiring and retaining industry experts, keeping up-to-date on the latest accounting standards, and worrying about internal controls.

“I am delighted to join AcctTwo. As a former Partner with Capin Crouse LLP, I worked closely with AcctTwo over the past four years. I saw the impact that outsourcing your accounting to AcctTwo, on the Sage Intacct platform, had on the nonprofits I worked with. To be given the opportunity to be a part of that journey and help organizations begin to revolutionize how their financial story is told is a dream come true,” said Webb. “One of the best aspects of joining the AcctTwo family is the people. Everyone I have met is genuinely excited about the future of finance and accounting and figuring out a way to be a part of it.”

Allison is a highly regarded CPA with over 20 years of audit and advisory services at both national and regional public accounting firms. Prior to joining AcctTwo, she spent 16 years at Capin Crouse LLP and 4 years at Aprio LLP (formerly HA&W). As a Partner at Capin Crouse LLP, Allison worked with churches, foundations, universities, international mission organizations, private schools, and relief and development organizations.

In addition to her CPA work, Allison is a frequent speaker at nonprofit conferences and seminars. You might recognize Allison from her speaking engagements at AcctTwo’s Faith-Based Finance Collaborative and Sage Intacct Advantage. Allison is a registered CPA in both Texas and Georgia. She holds a BA in Accounting from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

On a personal note, Allison is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She has been living in Dallas, Texas for three years. She has been married to her husband, Kenny, for 19 years and they have two beautiful girls, Kayla (15) and Lexi (11). “I love to spend time with my family and go on road trips – we have been to 16 states in the last three years!” said Webb.

Allison works out of AcctTwo’s Dallas, Texas office and can be reached directly at awebb(at) or at (713) 744-8427. For more information on AcctTwo’s Managed Accounting Services, visit:

About AcctTwo

AcctTwo is focused on delivering the future of finance and accounting to its customers. AcctTwo has three main solutions – Cloud Accounting Software, Managed Accounting Services, and Software Development, all built around Sage Intacct’s best-in-class financial applications. Our dedicated team of over 100 people has helped more than 800 organizations optimize finance and accounting through software implementations, accounting outsourcing, and consulting. AcctTwo has been recognized by Sage Intacct as its Partner of the Year from 2014 – 2018 and by our customers as a leader in overall satisfaction and popularity through their reviews on G2.

AcctTwo is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit or call 713-744-8400.

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Dawn MacLellan, St. Andrews Country Club Director of Spa & Salon, Joins International Spa Association Board of Directors

Dawn MacLellan, St. Andrews Country Club Director of Spa & Salon

Dawn MacLellan, St. Andrews Country Club Director of Spa & Salon

“We are grateful to the commitment Dawn has made to serve on the ISPA board of directors,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “We look forward to having Dawn’s experience and insights as the ISPA board of directors looks to push the spa industry to new levels.”

Dawn MacLellan, Director of Spa & Salon at St. Andrews Country Club, was elected by the International SPA Association (ISPA) membership to serve as a member of the ISPA Board of Directors. MacLellan will officially begin her term at the first official meeting following the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo.

“We are grateful to the commitment Dawn has made to serve on the ISPA board of directors,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “We look forward to having Dawn’s experience and insights as the ISPA board of directors looks to push the spa industry to new levels.”

MacLellan was selected for this volunteer role following an extensive nomination and interview process. She has been a member of ISPA since 2009.

“I am honored and excited to share knowledge and insight with our industry leaders,” says MacLellan, “The industry continues to grow and I am proud to be a part of its evolution.”

MacLellan has been dedicated to the Spa and Salon industry for over twenty five years. Nationally and internationally she is known for providing superior member and guest satisfaction through strong team development. Her experience includes providing luxury and clinical skin and body care services, spa and salon management, presenting industry based educational seminars to large and small audiences, and has authored numerous industry specific articles.

In 2018, Dawn was recruited by St. Andrews Country Club, a Distinguished Club of America and one of America’s Top Ten Healthiest Clubs, to join their team as the Director of Spa & Salon. Her mission included opening an 11,000 sq. ft. free standing Spa & Salon while overcoming staffing and service delivery challenges. In less than five months Dawn aligned and trained her team to deliver on creating a warm, welcoming environment while providing outstanding member service and sensorial experiences.

Dawn has extensive national and international sales experience for one of the most well respected skin care companies in the world. During her tenure as VP of Sales, she developed and taught customer service courses, spa consulting and business seminars to assists spas and salons in their growth and development. Dawn has now opened three spas and salons located in private clubs, providing unsurpassed member service. Each facility included 20-plus service and treatment stations and more than 150 employees in total.

“The members and staff are proud of Dawn’s appointment to the ISPA board of directors. Her experience and dedication to delivering exceptional member experiences along with her commitment to continual staff education makes her an ideal representative for the spa and salon industry,” said Craig Martin, General Manger C.C.M. & C.O.O. at St. Andrews Country Club.

Note to the Editor:

ISPA President Lynne McNees is available for interviews; please contact Allison Martin, to schedule.

About the International SPA Association:

ISPA, with its headquarters in Lexington, KY and managed by Associations International, is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on

About St. Andrews Country Club

St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Distinguished Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences and recently approved $25 million in renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design® and a new Fazio II. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. The Club features a full service spa and salon and a stand-alone fitness and tennis center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with five dining venues. A pristine recreation & aquatic center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. Please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Introducing the NEW Z Wave Q from Zimmer MedizinSystems

Introducing the NEW Z Wave Q from Zimmer MedizinSystems - A New (and Quieter) Dimension in Radial Pulse Technology

Introducing the NEW Z Wave Q from Zimmer MedizinSystems – A New (and Quieter) Dimension in Radial Pulse Technology

Practitioners have been aware, and studies have shown for years, the benefits of Z Wave’s acoustic sound therapy… The appeal of the Z Wave Q over the Z Wave Pro generation, is the device’s quieter operation. After all, the ‘Q’ in the device’s name is for ‘Quiet’.

Zimmer MedizinSystems announces the launch of the new Z Wave Q, the next generation, reengineered acoustic shockwave device that revolutionizes Radial Pulse Technology.

The company’s progressive Z Wave Q device makes its debut on the medical aesthetics market. Like the rest of the Z Wave family of non-invasive devices, the Z Wave Q is FDA cleared for the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite, the temporary increase in local blood circulation and to relieve minor muscle aches and pains. Z Wave Q may also be used as an adjunct in Cryolipolysis™ (CoolSculpting™) and other body contouring treatments for enhanced results. Unlike any similar devices, the Z Wave Q utilizes a new type of water-cooled generator. This enables the device to operate with a 50% softer sound than its predecessor, the acclaimed Z Wave Pro, while providing equally effective results. In fact, Zimmer touts the Z Wave Q as the “quietest shockwave device on the market”.

Michael Busic, Director of Zimmer USA’s Z Wave Division, explained the reason for Z Wave Q’s muted sound and uniquely effective treatment capabilities. “Z Wave Q is the only ESWT system with water cooling,” he said. “This brings several benefits. Most notably, a significantly quieter, more pleasant experience for the patient, the operator, and the facility. The water cooling also brings convenience to the practitioner with its ability to perform longer procedures with a single hand piece. Our water-cooled hand pieces will not overheat. You do not have to alternate hand pieces during longer procedures or throughout the day.”

Busic stressed that the device retains the original Z Wave’s comfortable treatment sensation. “Zimmer has always used electromagnetic technology, unlike most other shockwave devices on the market, which use pneumatic technology. Sir Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion states that F=ma. Our electromagnetic technology uses a projectile that has a 5 times greater mass than pneumatic (or compressed air) technology. This makes for equal Force using 5 times less acceleration. Less acceleration means a softer, more comfortable pulse on the surface of the patient’s skin. That is what is behind Zimmer’s ‘Soft Shot Technology’. Some who have experienced competitive devices have sensed that Zimmer’s devices are more comfortable for the patient. For procedures that have commonly required topical anesthesia with other devices, Zimmer users are finding that it is not necessary. Our Soft Shot Technology is the reason for that.”

Interest in the new device has been strong, Busic disclosed. His team has been fielding inquiry calls not only from new customers, but also from existing Z Wave users. The reason is simple, he says, that so many doctor’s offices and medspas are showing interest in the upgrade. While practitioners have always enjoyed the device’s effectiveness, the quieter ambient sound of the Z Wave Q is more suitable for the aesthetic environment. Busic commented, “Practitioners have been aware, and studies have shown for years, the benefits of Z Wave’s acoustic sound therapy… The appeal of the Z Wave Q over the Z Wave Pro generation, is the device’s quieter operation. After all, the ‘Q’ in the device’s name is for ‘Quiet’.”

You may watch Busic’s short video introduction to the Z Wave Q here.

About Zimmer Z Wave Q

Radial Pulse Technology was never this quiet – and felt this good! The new Z Wave Q system is equipped with an innovative water-cooled generator ensuring high efficiency and durability. The new ergonomic hand piece with “shock absorber” offers the industry’s quietest operation, the highest level of safety, and maximum comfort to the patient. The Zimmer Z Wave Q transmits powerful sound waves into tissues. The energy then spreads out radially to enhance the treatment effect (Radial Pulse Therapy). The body responds to these sound waves with enhanced metabolic activity in the form of lymphatic drainage and increased blood flow. The result is an improvement in the appearance of cellulite and for other body contouring procedures, improved results with an easier recovery. For more information about the Z Wave Q, you may visit a web overview of the product. You may also contact Zimmer MedizinSystems any time by phone or email.

About Zimmer MedizinSystems

Zimmer MedizinSystems in Irvine, California, with its parent company based in Neu-Ulm, Germany, has 50 years of expertise in manufacturing high quality medical devices. Originating as a manufacturer of physiotherapy devices, Zimmer rapidly evolved as a global leader in the aesthetic industry. The company is represented in over 110 countries worldwide by local distributors who provide exemplary service.

Zimmer’s Aesthetic Division manufactures award-winning devices for the treatment of cellulite and enhancing body contouring, as well as skin cooling during laser and other dermatological treatments. Zimmer’s Z Wave and Z Cryo, devices utilize advanced Radial Pulse Therapy and Cryotherapy technologies. With over 45,000 Cryo units sold, the company has set the gold standard for Cryotherapy and skin cooling systems and has significantly contributed to safer laser treatments while improving patient comfort.

For more information on these and other products offered in the USA, please visit the company’s website at, call 800-327-3576 or email

Media Contact:

Regina West

Zimmer MedizinSystems

3 Goodyear, Suite B

Irvine, CA 92618

Corp: 800-327-3576

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