About Robert Palmisano
Robert J. Palmisano is President and CEO of ev3. Robert has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as one of our directors since April 6, 2008. Mr. Palmisano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IntraLase Corp., a company engaged in the design, development and manufacture of laser products for vision correction, from April 2003 to April 2007, when IntraLase was acquired by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. From April 2001 to April 2003, Mr. Palmisano was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of MacroChem Corporation, a development stage pharmaceutical corporation. From April 1997 to January 2001 Mr. Palmisano served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Summit Autonomous, Inc., a global medical products company that was acquired by Alcon, Inc. in October 2000. Prior to 1997, Mr. Palmisano held various executive positions with Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, a global eye care company. Mr. Palmisano earned his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College. Mr. Palmisano serves on the boards of directors of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. and Osteotech, Inc., both publicly held companies, and Songbird Hearing, Inc., a privately held company.