• Steven Van Tyle has been promoted from director of international sales to vice president of global sales at HydroCision (Billerica, Massachusetts). Prior to joining HydroCision, Van Tyle served as vice president of sales for Raymedica. He also has served in senior executive sales-and-marketing positions at Cryolife, Organogenesis, the SSI division of Hillenbrand Industries, and at Ayerst Laboratories, a division of American Home Products. HydroCision develops fluidjet-based surgical tools.

• Peter Spadaro has been promoted at St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, Minnesota) to the newly created position of U.S. Division vice president for cardiovascular sales. Spadaro, who has worked in the medical technology industry for almost 25 years and has been with St. Jude for nearly 20 years, will have overall U.S. sales responsibility in the areas of cardiology, cardiac surgery and surgical atrial fibrillation (AF). St. Jude has five major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, AF, cardiac surgery, cardiology and neuromodulation.