Cook Medical named Rob Lyles executive vice president, the latest move in a larger management shift at the Indiana medtech maker.
Lyles was formerly vice president of Cook’s peripheral intervention division. He has been with the company since 2003 and was named division VP in 2007. Lyles’ promotion follows the advancement of Pete Yonkman to president of the Cook Medical. Mark Breedlove, a 19-year veteran of Cook Medical, will succeed Lyles as VP of the peripheral intervention division.
"The PI team has been responsible for numerous breakthroughs in patient care from embolization coils to vena cava filters to drug-eluting stents. Rob has played an important role in that exciting era at Cook, and in his new role, he will be leading our strategic efforts to explore a range of new technologies that promise to enhance patient care just as much," president Pete Yonkman said in prepared remarks.
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