Ross & Baruzzini Acquires Mitchell Planning



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June 9, 2016

Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mitchell Planning Associates, the nation’s leading provider of medical equipment planning. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, Mitchell offers a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of medical equipment planning, procurement, installation and relocation services throughout the United States and abroad and has planned and implemented some of the largest healthcare projects in the world.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff to realize new projects and growth opportunities. Becoming a part of an international firm will strengthen and expand the services offered to our existing clients, in addition to allowing us to compete for projects on a larger-scale,” said Scott Vinson, president of Mitchell.

Mitchell Planning Associates reputation for quality planning and implementation services began in 1977.  Since then, they have successfully completed more than 900 projects and planned more than $5 billion worth of medical equipment. Their comprehensive list of clients includes some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States. Ross & Baruzzini will immediately combine operations to leverage opportunities for expanded service offerings to clients across the county and internationally. Vinson will continue to manage day-to-day operations for Mitchell.

“The acquisition of Mitchell allows our combined operation the ability to offer expanded services that will integrate information technology systems to medical equipment,” said Craig Toder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ross & Baruzzini. “The trend in the medical industry is to have diagnostic equipment telecommunicate information on high-density, high-speed networks and the number and complexity of those devices is growing exponentially. The acquisition of Mitchell will allow our joint client base to have access to a fully integrated solution that ties the planning, procurement and implementation capabilities of Mitchell to the IT systems expertise of Ross & Baruzzini, which is being utilized across the US and Middle East. We sought out Mitchell as an industry leader so that we could put this strategy in place globally. We are thrilled to have Scott Vinson’s leadership in place to spearhead this enterprise long term. As with other recent Ross & Baruzzini acquisitions, Mitchell will maintain its strong brand in the marketplace as an independent operating division while being fully integrated into the well-established culture of Ross & Baruzzini.”

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