Integra LifeSciences, a medical device company specialised in orthopaedic, spine and neuro surgery announced that its board of directors has made the following changes to the company’s managerial positions, all effective from 3 January 2012.
The board appointed Peter Arduini as president and chief executive officer. In addition, Arduini was elected to a newly-created position on the board. Stuart Essig, previous CEO of the company, has been appointed as executive chairman of the board. Richard Caruso, founder of Integra LifeSciences and chairman of the board since its inception, will remain as a director of the company. Jack Henneman, the company’s chief financial officer, will report to Arduini.
Since Arduini joined Integra in November 2010 as president and chief operating officer, he has been responsible for Integra’s operations, including worldwide sales and marketing, research and development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory activities, and human resources. Before joining Integra, Arduini was president of Medication Delivery at Baxter Healthcare, a US$4.8 billion global business of Baxter International. Prior to joining Baxter in April 2005, he worked for General Electric Healthcare, where he spent much of his 15 years in a variety of management roles overseeing both domestic and global businesses.