Board of Directors

Anthony P. Bihl III
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer Bioventus, LLC
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bihl has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Managers of Bioventus, LLC, a company that develops, manufactures, and sells products that promote active orthopaedic healing, since December 2013. From June 2011 through June 2012, he was Group President of American Medical Systems, or AMS, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals, or Endo. Mr. Bihl was President & Chief Executive Officer and a director of AMS from April 2008 until Endo acquired AMS in June 2011. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Medical Solutions’ Diagnostics Division from January to November 2007, and as President of the Diagnostics Division of Bayer HealthCare from 2004 through 2006. Prior to that, he served in a number of operations and finance roles at Bayer HealthCare, as well as more than 20 years at E.I. DuPont. He is a director and chairman of the board of Spectral Medical, Inc., a Canadian company that develops products for the diagnosis and treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock, and also serves as chair of its human resources and compensation committee. Mr. Bihl is a former director of SeraCare Life Sciences Inc.
Chairman of the Board
Christopher G.  Chavez
Director
Mr. Chavez has over 30 years of leadership experience in the medical device industry. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TriVascular Technologies, Inc. from April 2012 through its merger with Endologix, Inc. in February 2016. Following the merger, he served as an Endologix Director from February 2016 through June 2018. Mr. Chavez also served as President of the Neuromodulation Division (NMD) of St. Jude Medical Inc. from 2005 through 2011 following the acquisition of Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc. by St. Jude Medical in 2005. Prior, he served as CEO, President and Director of ANSI from 1998 through 2005 and led ANSI/NMD through 14 years of profitable growth and innovation. In 1997, Mr. Chavez served as Vice President, Worldwide Marketing & Strategic Planning for the Health Imaging Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. Mr. Chavez worked his first 15 years (1981-1996) in the medical device industry at Johnson & Johnson; most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Infection Prevention Business Unit of Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc. He served on the board of directors of Advanced Medical Optics Inc. from 2002 until it was acquired by Abbott Laboratories Inc. in 2009. He also previously served as Chairman of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, Chairman of the Dallas/Fort Worth Health Industry Council and Director of the North Dallas Visiting Nurses Association. Mr. Chavez received his Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Kenneth G. Hawari
Director
Retired Executive Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel Advanced Neuromodulation Systems
Director
Mr. Hawari is currently an attorney and business consultant in private practice. From February 2002 until December 2006, he was Executive Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel for ANS. Prior to joining ANS, Mr. Hawari was an attorney at Hughes & Luce LLP (which subsequently became part of K&L Gates LLP) from 1984 until 2002. He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the North Texas Enterprise Center for Technology, Inc. (NTAC), which is a not-for-profit organization that assists and incubates medical and other technology based companies. Mr. Hawari earned his B.A. and a J.D. each from the University of Texas at Austin.
David D. Johnson
Director
Retired Executive Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer Molex, LLC
Director
From May 2005 until his retirement on February 1, 2016, Mr. Johnson served as the Executive Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer of Molex, LLC (previously Molex Incorporated), which is a manufacturer of electronic connectors and components. He currently serves as a director, chairman of the audit committee, and member of the compensation committee of MTS Systems Corporation, which is a global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. Mr. Johnson earned his B.A. in economics from Stanford University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status).
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Dr. Fred B. Parks, PhD
Director
Chief Executive Officer Nuvectra
Director
Fred Parks has served as a Director of Nuvectra since March 2016 and was named CEO of Nuvectra in February 2019. He was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Analogic Corporation, a medical imaging and aviation security company, from October 2016 to June 2018. Mr. Parks was also the Chief Executive Officer of Enovate Medical from July 2015 until October 2016. Prior to joining Enovate Medical, Mr. Parks served as Chief Executive Officer of NDS Surgical Imaging, LLC, from August 2011 to 2013 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Urologix, Inc., from May 2003 to February 2008. Prior to joining Urologix, Mr. Parks served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Marconi Medical Systems, which is currently part of Philips Medical Systems. Through his career he has served as a director of Analogic Corporation, Enovate Medical, NDS Surgical Imaging, Urologix, EG&G, Inc. (now PerkinElmer), St. Jude Medical, and Steady State Imaging. Mr. Parks received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
    Jane J. Song
    Director
    Retired President of the Atrial Fibrillation Division St. Jude Medical
    Director
    Ms. Song has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. She held several leadership positions until her retirement from St. Jude Medical in 2015. She most recently served as the President of the Atrial Fibrillation Division for St. Jude Medical (now Abbott Laboratories) from 2004 until 2012. Prior, Ms. Song served as the President of the Cardiac Surgery Division and as the Senior Vice President of the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division of St. Jude. Ms. Song also held various leadership positions with EG&G Astrophysics, Inc. (now Perkin Elmer), including serving as Vice President of Business Development and Director of Operations from 1992 until 1998. Ms. Song has also worked as a senior consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, providing consulting services on continuous design and manufacturing improvements for technology and healthcare clients. Prior to that, Ms. Song served as a program manager for Texas Instruments from 1984 to 1990 in its advanced manufacturing engineering group. Ms. Song received her M.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University and her B.S in Engineering from NYU.
      Jane J. Song
      Director Retired President of the Atrial Fibrillation Division St. Jude Medical
      Ms. Song has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. She held several leadership positions until her retirement from St. Jude Medical in 2015. She most recently served as the President of the Atrial Fibrillation Division for St. Jude Medical (now Abbott Laboratories) from 2004 until 2012. Prior, Ms. Song served as the President of the Cardiac Surgery Division and as the Senior Vice President of the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division of St. Jude. Ms. Song also held various leadership positions with EG&G Astrophysics, Inc. (now Perkin Elmer), including serving as Vice President of Business Development and Director of Operations from 1992 until 1998. Ms. Song has also worked as a senior consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, providing consulting services on continuous design and manufacturing improvements for technology and healthcare clients. Prior to that, Ms. Song served as a program manager for Texas Instruments from 1984 to 1990 in its advanced manufacturing engineering group. Ms. Song received her M.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University and her B.S in Engineering from NYU.
        Jon T. Tremmel
        Director
        President of Neurological Division Medtronic plc
        Director
        Until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Tremmel held several senior leadership positions with Medtronic plc, or Medtronic, including President of the Neurological Division from March 2003 to April 2007, President of the Physio-Control Division from May 2001 to March 2003, and President of the Tachyarrhythmia Management Division and President of the Interventional Vascular Division from 1992 to 2001. From 1978 until 1992, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Medtronic. He currently serves as a director EnteroMedics Inc., which is a publicly-traded medical device company, and Flowonix Medical, Inc., which is a privately-held medical device company. He previously served as a director of Nevro Corp., Cyberonics Inc., and ACell, Inc. Mr. Tremmel earned his B.S. in business and engineering from University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Engineering from Boston University, and an M.B.A. from University of Minnesota.
        Thomas E. Zelibor
        Director
        Chief Executive Officer U.S. Space Foundation
        Director
        Mr. Zelibor is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Lightwave Logic, a publicly traded company focused on utilizing thin film polymers for electro-optic devices employed in the telecom and datacom markets. Prior to being appointed as Chief Executive Officer, he served as a director for Lightwave Logic from July 2008 to April 2012. From April 2011 to April 2012, Mr. Zelibor was a private management consultant and from July 2008 to April 2011 was President and Chief Executive Officer of Flatirons Solutions Corp., a professional services and system engineering company. He also held the position of Dean, College of Operational and Strategic Leadership at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was responsible for senior leadership development, character development, and ethics for Professional Military Education. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Zelibor achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy and served in numerous senior positions, including Commander, Carrier Group Three, Navy CIO and Director of Global Operations, United States Strategic Command. Mr. Zelibor earned his Bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and has been a participant in the Senior Leader in Residence Program and a visiting scholar for the Zell Center for Risk Research at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.