– USA, UT – Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy, today announced that its Board of Directors increased the number of directors of the Company from nine to eleven and elected Jill Anderson and Elizabeth Huebner to fill the new Board positions, effective January 1, 2019.
“We are pleased to have two new directors join our Board,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe Anderson, with her years of leadership and experience in the medical device industry, particularly in women’s health and oncology, will be a great addition. We believe Huebner’s years of leadership and experience in accounting, financial management and analysis, will be very beneficial as well.”
About Jill Anderson
Anderson co-founded Cianna Medical, Inc. in 2008 and served as Chief Executive Officer until Merit acquired Cianna in November 2018. She led Cianna through several financings to support the development and commercialization of market-leading, transformative technologies in breast cancer treatment and surgery. Prior to Cianna, Anderson served as President of BioLucent, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, from 2001 to 2007. She also served as Vice President, Oncology Services, for Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, a teaching hospital and multi-healthcare network in northeastern Pennsylvania. Anderson has served on the Board of Directors for Cianna, Mammoplan LLC, and Solis Women’s Health.
About Elizabeth Huebner
Huebner served as a director of Blucora, a financial technology company focused on providing online tax preparation and wealth management products, where she served as chair of the Audit and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees and a member of the Compensation Committee. She held multiple executive finance positions at several companies before retiring in 2006 when she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Getty Images, Inc., a stock photography company.
About Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force and clinical support team totaling in excess of 300 individuals. Merit employs approximately 5,600 people worldwide with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rockland, Massachusetts; San Jose and Aliso Viejo, California; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Tijuana, Mexico; Joinville, Brazil; Markham, Ontario, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Singapore.
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