About Us

About Colson Medical

A Berkshire Hathaway Company

A True Partner With Our Companies

At Colson Medical, we believe in doing things the right way.

Colson Medical provides support, guidance and resources to our businesses. We invest in our companies because we believe in their vision, people, and potential to do even more.

Acumed Osteomed Employees in Training room

What Colson Medical Does

At Colson Medical, we are dedicated to providing solutions that enable the best possible clinical outcomes for patients. We thrive on delivering more capabilities to health care professionals worldwide. And our people truly make all the difference.

When we look to acquire a company, we make sure that it has consistent values, is innovative, and that we can bring our expertise to make its bright future even brighter.

With over 1,300 team members globally, we bring together people, facilities, research and technology to improve patient outcomes by:

  • Focusing on quality and safety in everything
  • Collaborating with customers to ensure exceptional products and solutions
  • Expanding development capabilities to drive continued innovation
  • Developing patented technology and products
  • Delivering educational programs for medical care providers
Employees working in new Acumed logistics center

Our Corporate Structure

Colson Medical was acquired by Marmon Holdings in 2019, one of the world’s largest holding companies. Marmon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Marmon comprises more than 100 autonomous businesses serving diverse industries and markets worldwide.

Our alliance with Marmon enables the Colson brand to leverage the scale, resources, and capital support of a Fortune 500 company. With this backing, our medical group is able to provide governance, guidance, and support to accelerate the strategic plans of our companies already doing great work.

Innovation propels us. Our backing gives us a competitive advantage. Our future is limitless.

Bill Contaxis
President – Colson Medical

Our History

Headquartered in Chicago, IL and founded by the late Robert Pritzker, Colson Medical, LLC designs, manufacturers, and distributes specialty medical devices across the globe through its distinct operating companies.

Painting of original Colson plant


Robert and Jay Pritzker purchased Colson Corporation, a caster company in Elyria, Ohio.

Bob Pritzker on the phone


Colson Corporation changed its name to Marmon after the acquisition of Marmon-Herrington. Bob Pritzker served as Marmon’s CEO until his retirement in 2002.

Logos of subsidiary companies

1970s - 1990s

Marmon acquires the core of our medical companies, MicroAire (1979), Precision Edge (1994), and Acumed (1999).

Colson Associates logo


Bob Pritzker spun off a handful of companies from Marmon (including the medical device businesses) and formed Colson Associates.

Marmon logo


Marmon Holdings, Inc, a Berkshire Hathaway company, purchased a majority interest in Colson to become the new Medical Group within Marmon.

Marmon provides a source of financial strength, stability, and long-term capital support for the Colson Medical companies to flourish.

An Unwavering Belief In Making Lives Better

No matter what the corporate structure at Colson Medical has looked like, the mission was the same: let’s make lives better. We’ve never wavered from that. As we continue to grow, our commitment gets even stronger.

The future of Colson Medical is bright. We want to keep working with the right companies and people to make it even brighter.

Person holding a medical device

Want to help improve patient outcomes? Be part of our team.

With offices around the world, Colson Medical is always hiring. We’d love to see how your talents will help us grow.

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“Marmon is our kind of company.”

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.