Respond Systems, Inc has welcomed Lisa Miksis to the business on April 6, 2015 as the Vice President and Director of Marketing. After spending the last 7 years as Publisher of a community media group in CT, Lisa is bringing her communications, operations and marketing expertise to Respond.
Respond Systems manufactures and sells magnetic therapy equipment and Class 3 and 4 lasers to the equestrian and small animal veterinary markets both nationally and internationally. The company is based in Branford, CT and has been manufacturing in the USA for over 30 years.
“My goal is to package the incredible quality, impeccable customer service and innovative technology of Respond’s products into a message that resonates with the customers we can serve best” says Miksis.
As the wife of owner Brian Richardson, Lisa has been admiring Respond Systems from the sidelines for the last 19 years as Brian and founders, Doreen and Don Hudson, in addition to their staff of seasoned employees, have contributed to the health and wellbeing of thousands of animals across the country.
“My degree is in Biology, and I studied pre-med as an undergrad. To be able to marry my passion for animals and science to my business experience in sales, operations and marketing is like a dream come true for me,” Lisa comments. “It is an honor to be able to carry on the mission that Doreen and Don created over 30 years ago.”
Respond System’s has been innovating in the PEMF and laser therapy markets with products such as the Bio-Pulse Sentry PEMF Horse Blanket, targeted to treating equine muscle fatigue, stiffness, fractures, inflammation and injuries, and the Luminex Vet Laser that specializes in wound healing, pain management and repairing muscle and tendon tears.
Brian Richardson has been a part of Respond Systems since he started working in the office during summers while in high school. Now owner of the business, Richardson had this to say about the addition to the team.
“From a very young age I watched my Mom and my Stepfather run Respond together; the business was just a natural part of our lives. I saw them enjoy their work and each other’s company as they built up the company from our basement to our position as a leader in our industry 30 years later. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do that too, by welcoming my lovely wife Lisa “home” to the family business and continuing the legacy they left for us. With her deep experience in marketing and operations, Lisa is the perfect fit for the needs of a small business like ours competing in this global, technology driven marketplace. As Publisher, Lisa helped so many small local businesses navigate those tricky waters, and I will look to her to help Respond do the same. It’s an exciting time for all of us, but most of all for me, as I look forward to sharing my life’s work with my life partner!”
Lisa and Brian reside in Madison, CT with their two rescue cats and Norman, their tri-pod rescue dog from Atlanta. All of the four, and three-legged friends, are of course the lucky beneficiaries of the therapy equipment manufactured at Respond Systems.
“I am looking forward to contributing to the continuous innovation that is happening here at Respond,” Miksis concludes, “and to bringing all of our products to the forefront of technology in the veterinary industry while also getting to work side by side with my husband….and my dog! We are incredibly excited for the next 30 years of Respond!”