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Robert J. Palmisano

Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive D
business administration
Wright Medical Technology
Netherlands Antilles

Biography

Mr. Robert J. Palmisano, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director of Tornier N.V. since October 1, 2015. Mr. Palmisano has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director of Wright Medical Group N.V. since September 17, 2011. Mr. Palmisano has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Wright Medical Technology, Inc. since September 2011. He is a Venture Partner of SV Life Sciences Advisers, LLC. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Wright Medical Group Inc. since September 17, 2011. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of ev3 Inc. from April 6, 2008 to July 2010. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Summit Autonomous, Inc. from April 1997 to 2000. He joined in this position in November 2007 and is focussed on medical devices sector. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intralase Corp., from April 2003 to May 2007, MacroChem Corp., from April 2001 to April 10, 2003 and Summit Technology Inc., from April 1997 to January 2001. Mr. Palmisano served as a Senior Vice President and President of the Eyewear Division of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated from 1988 to 1996. He had a long history with Bausch & Lomb with various executive positions from 1985 to 1996. He held various positions of increasing responsibility with International Playtex Inc., Dunkin' Donuts and Mobil Oil Corp. From January 1997 to April 1997, he served as a Private Consultant. He has been a Director of Wright Medical Technology, Inc. since 2011, Avedro, Inc. since May 14, 2014 and Wright Medical Group Inc, since September 17, 2011. He serves as a Director of OraMetrix, Inc., iTherapeutix and LensX Lasers, Inc. Mr. Palmisano serves as a Director of Osteotech, Inc. since March 1, 2005, Songbird Hearing Inc. since 2002 and Bausch & Lomb Incorporated since September 2009. He served as a Director of Summit Autonomous, Inc. since April 1997, ev3 Inc. since April 6, 2008, Abbott Medical Optics Inc. from May 2007 to February 26, 2009, Intralase Corp., from April 2003 to May 2007, Summit Technology Inc., from April 1997 to January 2001 and MacroChem Corp., from April 2001 to April 10, 2003. He is on the Providence College Board of Trustees. Mr. Palmisano holds an M.B.A. from Rutgers University and a BA in Political Science from Providence College.

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 medical technology

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