Happy Anniversary

By Richard Mineards   |   December 3, 2020
Kathy Odell, cofounder of Medical Concepts Inc., and Michelle Begg, KS Producer of 30th Anniversary Celebration Event (photo by Priscilla)
Miles Hartfeld, president of Karl Storz, congratulating and thanking all KS team members (photo by Priscilla)

Karl Storz Imaging, which has been of a pillar of the Central Coast’s technology industry and is one of the area’s largest employers with nearly 400 staff, just celebrated its 30th anniversary.

KSI is a subsidiary of Karl Storz SE and Co. KG, a family-owned company based in Germany that employs more than 8,000 people in 44 countries.

It is a world leader in endoscopes used for medical diagnostics and minimally invasive surgery, which can achieve shorter hospital stays and recovery times.

In 1990 Karl Storz purchased the Goleta startup Medical Concepts and now has a 100,000-plus square feet facility on South Los Carneros Road.

“We have provided an uninterrupted flow of products to health care professionals during this pandemic at some personal risk to all of us,” says president Miles Hartfeld.

Speaker Marc Amling, the head of product development at Karl Storz Imaging, appreciating KS team members in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary (photo by Priscilla)

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