Gary D. Blackford

Gary D. Blackford was elected to our Board in October 2014. Mr. Blackford is the Chairman of our Governance Committee. From 2002 until February 2015, Mr. Blackford was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (“UHS”), a leading, nationwide provider of medical technology outsourcing and services to the health care industry.  Mr. Blackford was the Chief Executive Officer of Curative Health Services, Inc., a specialty pharmacy and health services company, from 2001 to 2002. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of ShopforSchool, Inc., an online retailer, from 1999 to 2001.  Mr. Blackford also serves as a director of Wright Medical Group, N.V., a global medical device company.  Mr. Blackford has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his executive leadership experience as a chief executive officer, financial literacy and experience in finance and accounting, international experience, and governance and public company board experience.