R. King Nelson
Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Re
United States of America
King was elected to the Board in November 2015. He brings more than 30 years of diverse experience and expertise with medical devices. He is currently President and CEO of Uptake Medical Corporation, a company focused on treatments for emphysema and lung cancer. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Kerberos Proximal Solutions, which was acquired by FoxHollow Technologies, and as president and CEO of VenPro, a heart valve business acquired by Medtronic. Both these companies specialized in devices for the cardiovascular system. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with Baxter International and American Hospital Supply Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility that included division president for Dade Diagnostics, Bentley Labs, and Baxter’s Perfusion Services.