Stuart M. Essig, Ph.D., Chairperson, Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee member
Director since 1999.
Mr. Essig is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and implants, a position he has held since January 2012. Before taking this role, Mr. Essig served as Integra’s chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors from December 1997 until January 2012. During this time, Mr. Essig transitioned the business into a global surgical products company, growing revenues from $15 million to more than $830 million during his 14-year tenure. Before joining Integra, Mr. Essig supervised the medical technology practice at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a managing director. He is currently a managing partner of Prettybook Partners; an executive in residence at Cardinal Partners, a venture capital firm; a venture partner at Wellington Partners Advisory AG, a venture capital firm; and a senior advisor to Water Street Healthcare Partners and TowerBrook Capital Partners, investment management firms.
Mr. Essig currently serves on the board of directors of Owens & Minor, Inc., a distributor of medical and surgical supplies, and is the chairman of the board of directors of Breg, Inc., a provider of spine and joint braces, and lead director of SeaSpine Holdings Corporation, a provider of spine hardware and orthobiologics. Mr. Essig has also served on the board of directors of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of medical devices; Vital Signs, Inc., a manufacturer of health care consumables; and AdvaMed, a trade association that represents the medical device industry.
In addition to his demonstrated seasoned leadership and experience as a chief executive officer, Mr. Essig brings a broad strategic perspective in the medical device industry that is valued by the board and the company.