Starkey Announced as Winner of Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota has named Starkey a winner of the 2022 BBB Torch Award for Ethics. The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics honors organizations whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character, ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and…

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Starkey Named Top Workplace by Star Tribune

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune 2022 Top Workplaces program recognizes the most progressive workplaces in Minnesota. Decisions are based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction.  This year’s Top Workplaces survey analysis included responses from more than 79,000 employees, and more than 4,000 Minnesota public, private…

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Starkey Announces Appointment of Eric Hanson as Chief Information Officer

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – After a global search, Starkey has named Eric Hanson as its new Chief Information Officer. Hanson is responsible for strategically aligning Starkey’s IT infrastructure throughout the organization to create a secure and strong foundation of systems and tools that enable growth.  Hanson is an accomplished leader in the IT industry with…

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Starkey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program Linked To 10% Increase in Vaccination Rate

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – A COVID-19 vaccination incentive program for Starkey employees was associated with a significant increase in the company’s overall vaccination rate, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open. In August 2021, Starkey introduced a vaccination incentive program for employees in the U.S. to provide education on COVID-19 and encourage vaccinations. The program encouraged…

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Starkey and Special Olympics International Announce Global Partnership

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA — Starkey and Special Olympics, the international non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sport, health and education programming, signed a global partnership agreement today that increases access to hearing health services worldwide for individuals with intellectual disabilities. A gift from Starkey Cares, Starkey’s Corporate Social…

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Starkey Appoints Industry Veteran Kyle Acker, Au.D. as VP of U.S. Commercial Sales

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced the addition of Kyle Acker, Au.D., to its leadership team as Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales. He will be responsible for developing and aligning Starkey’s sales strategies and growth objectives in the United States. “As Starkey continues to lead in innovation, service and customer engagement, we are…

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Starkey Announces Three Executive Team Promotions

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced three new leadership changes this week “that emphasize a renewed commitment to serving its customers and providing the world class service and innovations they have come to expect”. “Since our beginning in 1967, serving our customers better than anyone else has been a consistent guiding principle,” said Brandon Sawalich,…

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Starkey’s Sara Burdak Named to 2021 Notable Women in Manufacturing List

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA  – Starkey Chief Audiology Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing Sara Burdak, Au.D., has been named to Twin Cities Business Magazine’s 2021 Notable Women in Manufacturing list. This list is a special editorial feature in Twin Cities Business, profiling women professionals in manufacturing who have shown the ability to effect change, demonstrated a willingness to share…

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Starkey Names Jessica Perez Chief People Officer and EVP of Culture

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced the promotion of Jessica Perez to the newly created role of Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Culture. Perez is responsible for developing and executing people-centered strategies to support Starkey’s success. Ensuring Starkey’s values are “reinforced with every initiative and communication, she is a culture advocate and brand builder…

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Starkey Launches New Sound Bites Podcast

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced the launch of a new podcast, Starkey Sound Bites. Hosted by Starkey Chief Innovation Officer Dave Fabry, Ph.D., the podcast will shine a light on hearing loss, new research about how it is connected to overall health and wellness, as well as new innovations that make it easier for people…

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