Minntech CEO Seriously Injured in Plane Crash

Roy Malkin sustained serious injuries when his private airplane crashed on Saturday.

Roy K. Malkin, president and CEO of Plymouth-based Minntech Corporation, was seriously injured when his private single-engine airplane crashed on Saturday evening.

Minntech's parent company, Little Falls, New Jersey-based Cantel Medical Corporation, on Monday said in a news release that Malkin was in critical but stable condition. Cantel spokesman Eric Nodiff said that Malkin remained in a similar condition on Tuesday morning.

While Malkin is recovering, Minntech Executive Vice President Paul Helms will act as “site leader,” overseeing the company's day-to-day operations. Minntech division heads will report to Cantel CEO and President Andrew Krakauer.

Cantel did not disclose details of the crash. A report by the Star Tribune, which received a statement from Malkin's family, indicates that he underwent surgery on Sunday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale after the crash, which took place at the Crystal airport.

Records from the Federal Aviation Administration indicate that an accident took place on Saturday in Crystal when an aircraft “crashed off the end of the runway” during takeoff. It denotes that there was also a passenger in the plane but does not provide the name of the pilot or passenger.

Minntech manufactures and markets medical devices and sterilants used in kidney dialysis, open-heart surgery, endoscopy, and in the preparation of pure water for medical, industrial, and laboratory use.