• Laserscope (San Jose, California) reported several management appointments. Peter Hadrovic has been named vice president, legal affairs and general counsel, joining the company from the Heller Ehrman/Venture Law Group. Robert Mann has been named group vice president, global sales and marketing. Formerly, he led both the North American aesthetic and surgical sales and marketing organizations. Bob Mathews has been appointed group vice president, operations and product development after previously serving as executive vice president, operations and service. Laserscope makes medical laser systems and related energy delivery devices.

CFO Robert Ryan will retire from Medtronic (Minneapolis) as of April 29, the end of the current fiscal year. Gary Ellis, currently vice president and corporate controller/treasurer, will succeed Ryan. Ryan has been with Medtronic since 1993, the last nine years as CFO. Ellis joined the company in 1989 as director of corporate control. He served in Europe as vice president of international finance before assuming his current position.

Michael Crocetta Jr, has assumed the presidency of Norwood Abbey subsidiary Norwood EyeCare (Duluth, Georgia). Formerly global director of marketing for Medtronic Ophthalmics and director of marketing for Mentor Ophthalmics, Crocetta brings more than 20 years of experience in developing and marketing ophthalmic surgical devices to Norwood. Norwood's bladeless Epi-LASIK technology provides the benefits of LASIK but is designed to reduce or eliminate stromal flap complications as well as the risk of LASIK-induced dry eye, potentially facilitating faster recovery and less postoperative pain.

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