Mr. Daniel Pelak
Daniel A. Pelak, has served as Chairman of the Board since 2010 and is also Chairman of the Compliance Committee and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and our Compensation Committee. Mr. Pelak has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in the medical technology industry. He has served as a Senior Industry Executive with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”) focusing on healthcare investments since November 2008. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Inner Pulse, a privately held medical device company, from September 2005 to July 2008. Before joining InnerPulse, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Closure Medical Corporation, a publicly traded global leader in the development and manufacture of biomaterial-based medical adhesives, from 2002 until its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2005. He began his industry career at Medtronic, Inc., or Medtronic, where he was employed from 1976 to 2002. His executive assignments at Medtronic included Vice President of U.S. Marketing, and later in his career, the worldwide responsibility for three different operating divisions as the Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Pelak serves on the board of directors of the Spectranetics Corporation, Vertos Medical, Inc. and Mardil, Inc. Mr. Pelak holds a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Pelak was selected to serve as a director because of his experience as an executive in the healthcare industry and his many years of experience with both public and private company board of directors.