John Gomes, a Washington native and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School graduate, recently was named International Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Progressive Medical Inc.

Gomes was selected to head the company’s new global initiative and expand the company’s market beyond the country.

“Our plan is to build a global brand by commercializing both Progressive Medical Inc. and our portfolio of products worldwide,” he said. “Our market expansion will allow for further growth of our proprietary products and those of our current and future suppliers.

“I look forward to working with the entire PMI team and our partners worldwide to build a global brand and strengthen our foundation of success.”

PMI was founded in 1986 and represents products that reduce health care costs by maximizing clinical efficiency and improving safety for patients, employees and providers.

The company serves more than 6,000 customers nationwide and focuses on maintaining long-term relationships with customers and manufacturing partners by providing excellent customer service, a knowledgeable and accomplished sales and clinical services team, expertly managed logistics and an experienced leadership team.