Welch Allyn Lighting Products, Skaneateles Falls, NY, a maker of high-performance lighting and technology, has named Stephen Chole as its international sales manager for surgical lighting, and Lori Babiarz as service manager for the lighting products division.

Chole has 25-plus years of experience in the medical field, and hails from CheckSite Medical Inc, St Louis, where he was president and CEO. His prior posts include director of sales and marketing for Welch Allyn, senior product manager for Mitsubishi Inc, and sales representative for Herzog Surgical Inc. His expertise is in worldwide surgical markets, such as neurosurgery, cardiovascular, ENT, plastics, and general surgery.

Babiarz, who has been a Welch Allyn employee for 22-plus years, was a member of the original equipment sales team for the precision halogen lamp product line, and has worked as product manager and sales coordinator.