EDC President/CEO Pete Tesch introduced Medtino Incorporated’s Chairman Raymond Talarico and President Debra Towsley to members of the Ocala City Council yesterday, at the regular meeting of City Council. The City Council and the management of Medtino reached agreement to lease, with an option to purchase, the former 22,000 square foot Foreign Trade Zone building owned by the City to move Medtino’s South Florida Corporate operations to Ocala. Agendum for adoption, the Lease was unanimously approved by members at yesterday’s meeting. Medtino projects that it will create 180 jobs at the Ocala location over the next three years.
Medtino Incorporated is a federally licensed national Provider of direct-to-consumer Medicare reimbursed medical products and services focused exclusively on chronic diseases afflicting the rapidly growing Hispanic community in the United States. The company has spent considerable time and effort researching the health products and services industry and key management executives have years of experience in the Medicare industry focused on the niche’ market of Latino beneficiaries.
“Medtino is a great company led by people who have done their homework,” said Tesch. “They have discovered an underserved market and have developed a business model to provide excellent service to those customers. We are proud to have them bring their expansion to our community. They are employers who work hard to build a supportive team.”
Talarico sites customer service as a key component for their decision to locate in Ocala. “We began meeting with Pete several months ago. The EDC has brought the right people to the table that we needed to meet to discuss our options. Workforce Connection and the College of Central Florida have shown us firm data and proposed services to feel confident we will be able to assemble the team we need for success. The City of Ocala has thought outside the box to present the option of a facility that can be a win-win. The support we have received has been outstanding and we look forward to ramping up the operation here.”
Companies interested in expansion and/or job creation, should visit www.ocalaedc.org, or call 352-291-4410.