About Us


History of Southmedic

Southmedic is a privately owned corporation established in 1983 to provide innovative healthcare products that improve the quality of care with better patient outcomes.
Southmedic’s in house R&D team have successfully innovated proprietary anesthetic and respiratory products. The OxyMask™ is patented and sold globally. Southmedic’s polymer coated blades and scalpels are regarded by many as the sharpest, smoothest cutting edge available. Our constant focus in Research and Development and Innovation has allowed us to develop CABO™, the first safety scalpel cartridge to fit a standard surgical scalpel handle. Our dynamic Canadian Distribution Division has grown to be one of the largest independent distributors of specialty products focusing on technical support and knowledge that is essential to providing a better healthcare experience.

Lee McDonald, Founder & CEO

As the founder of Southmedic, Lee has been the President, CEO and sole shareholder for over 30 years.

With extensive experience in global Healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, Lee has a proven track record for leading successful, high caliber innovation teams that continue to develop cost effective products for today’s Healthcare marketplace.  Lee is fluent in French and English. In 2008, Lee won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Southmedic also holds platinum status as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

“At Southmedic our passionate team challenges traditional thinking by providing innovative solutions that improve healthcare globally. We proudly operate in a way that is customer focused, transparent, and provide quality products that our customers can trust and depend on.”

~Lee McDonald

Southmedic Inc, President & CEO

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Our Team

Lee McDonald

President & CEO

Bryan Howcroft

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Ken Noseworthy

Chief Technology Officer / Sr. VP. Proprietary Sales

Alex McDonald

Sr. Vice President of Business Development