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Ryan B. Williams has taken the position as President, Etac North America. Ryan will have responsibility for the Convaid | R82 brands in North America and will report to Torben Helbo, CEO Etac AB.

Ryan started out his career in hospital administration, gaining extensive experience within healthcare systems and markets in the United States. He later served as CEO for Avera Health System in Sioux Falls, SD and as Chief Operating Officer of Irvine-based Passy-Muir for nearly a decade.

Ryan is a dynamic, results-orientated leader with over 20 years of experience in healthcare and has a proven record of success in building strong teams. He has the ability and vision to set and meet goals through strategic business development. The Etac Board is convinced that Ryan will deliver on strategic priorities, build a strong team and deliver efficiencies to advance Etac NA’s growth agenda”, said Helbo.

I am excited to join such a dynamic and growth-orientated company. I look forward to building on the success of each brand and ETAC NA”, said Williams.


The Etac Group

For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting.

Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market.

The Etac Group has six product brands;
Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.


A California US-based manufacturer of custom-made, compact-folding, lightweight, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. Convaid’s strengths are in design, manufacturing and marketing of pediatric products, which fulfil a clear niche in the mobility market.

Convaid has been a part of the Etac Group since 2015.


Through the years R82 has developed into a strong international brand within children’s rehabilitation. R82’s wide range of products with countless customizing options enables a child to participate in all daily activities.

R82 has been a part of the Etac Group since 2011.