Michael A. Mussallem, age 61. Mr. Mussallem has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2000. Prior to 2000, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, product development and senior management at Baxter International Inc., including Group Vice President of its Cardio vascular business from 1994 to 2000, and Group Vice President of its Biopharmaceutical business from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Mussallem received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and also an honorary doctorate degree from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Currently, Mussallem serves on the board of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and is an advisory board member for the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California. He is a trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mr. Mussallem is the former chairman of the board of directors of both AdvaMed and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI).