Gish Biomedical Inc., a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of surgical lasers and disposal medical products, appointed Michael E. Kopp to the new position of director of marketing and sales. Among his duties, he will be in charge of product introduction, advertising and promotion. A Gish spokesman said that William R. Schilt, who formerly administered Gish's marketing activities, now will work exclusively in sales and report to Kopp.
Kopp previously was general manager of a division of Irvine-based American Bentley, which in turn is a division of American Hospital Supply Corp. He holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor of science degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College.