Ronald W. Dollens
Ronald W. Dollens was elected to our Board in October 2014. He served as Lead Director from October 2014 through August 2017, and as of September 1, 2017, he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Dollens has at times served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. Dollens retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Guidant Corporation, a global producer of cardiovascular therapeutic devices and related products, in 2005 where he had served since its spin-off from Eli Lilly & Company in 1994. Prior to that time, he held various management positions at Eli Lilly & Company from 1972 until 1994. From 2000 until 2011, he served on the Board of Directors of Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a publicly-traded global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products, and served as Chairman from 2005 until 2011. Mr. Dollens has also served on the Board of Directors of Abiomed, Inc. from 2006 until October 2010, and Beckman Coulter, Inc. from 1999 until April 2005. Mr. Dollens has been selected to serve as the Chairman of the Board due to his leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.