A Medical Device Daily

This week begins new, but interim, management of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed; Washington), with the departure of the association's president, Pamela Bailey, who on Monday officially assumed the positions of president and CEO of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA; 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, senior executive vice president; Kris Bogenrief, executive vice president; Blair Childs, executive vice president; and Ralph Ives, executive vice president.

Following the announcement of Bailey's resignation, Arthur Collins, chairman of the AdvaMed board and chairman and CEO of Medtronic (Minneapolis), 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) and past AdvaMed chairman; and Edward Ludwig, chairman and CEO of Becton Dickinson (Franklin Lakes, New Jersey) and 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 United States."