Jim Bullock has been named president and CEO of Atritech (Minneapolis). Bullock, previously an entrepreneur-in-residence for Split Rock Partners, also has recently served as president and CEO of Endocardial Solutions. Atritech has developed the Watchman left atrial appendage system, a device-based solution to isolate the left atrial appendage in patients with atrial fibrillation who require blood-thinning medications.

Gerald Seery has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of international operations for CryoLife (Kennesaw, Georgia). Seery has been president of CryoLife Europa, based in the UK, for the past three years. In his new post, he will be based at corporate headquarters in Kennesaw. Seery joined CryoLife in 1993 and has held several positions with the company, including marketing manager for vascular tissues, director of marketing, vice president of marketing and president of the Aurazyme subsidiary. CryoLife is a biomaterials and biosurgical device company.

Barry Caldwell has been named president and CEO of Iridex (Mountain View, California), succeeding Theodore Boutacoff who has served in those roles since 1989. Boutacoff has been elected chairman of the board of the company. Caldwell also has been elected a director of the company. Caldwell has more than 30 years of experience in the ophthalmic industry and has managed medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer-related products. Caldwell served in various capacities with Alcon Laboratories, most recently as vice president of Alcon Canada and vice president and general manager of Alcon’s U.S. Surgical Division.

Mark Mindell has been appointed vice president, human resources, at Toshiba America Medical Systems (Tustin, California). He previously served held similar posts with Philips Medical Systems in Bothell, Washington, In-vensys and Entex/Siemens Business Systems. Toshiba America Medical Systems is a provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems.

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