A Diagnostics & Imaging Week

Last week began new, but interim, management of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed; Washington), with the departure of the association's president, Pamela Bailey, who on April 4 officially assumed the posts of president and CEO of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA; also Washington).

Until a new president is named, AdvaMed's day-to-day operations will be headed by a committee of senior executives, which the association said includes David Nexon, senor executive vice president, and executive vice presidents Kris Bogenrief, Blair Childs and Ralph Ives.

Following the announcement of Bailey's resignation last month, Arthur Collins, chairman and CEO of Medtronic (Minneapolis) and chairman of the AdvaMed board, reported launch of a search committee to identify a candidate to replace Bailey.

The search committee consists of three members of the association's board: Collins; Dennis Longstreet, company group chairman of Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, New Jersey), a past AdvaMed chairman; and Edward Ludwig, chairman and CEO of BD (Becton Dickinson and Co.; Franklin Lakes, New Jersey), chairman-elect of the medical device trade group.

CTFA reports a membership of about 300 companies that manufacture or distribute what the group terms "the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S."