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UI Alumnus Heads Respironics Inc.

Almost 30 million people in the United States are "problem sleepers," robbed of rest in varying degrees because of a potentially harmful breathing disorder caused by a blocked airway during sleep. Respironics Inc. invents products that make sleeping easier and more restful, and John L. Miclot, the company's new chief executive, says it is well-positioned to go after a rapidly growing, multimillion-dollar therapy market of people who will spend money for a good night's sleep. Miclot, who has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, says Respironics still has room to grow and vows not to let himself or the 27-year-old company fall asleep at the wheel.

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