Mako Surgical (NSDQ:MAKO) tapped Lawrence Gibbons to replace its regulatory affairs vice president, James Keller, who resigned effective Feb. 3.
Gibbons, 60, was most recently with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (NZE:FPH), where he helped establish a manufacturing facility in Mexico and set up the quality system at the company’s New Zealand headquarters.
His resumé also includes a stint as vice president of quality/regulatory for St. Jude Medical’s (NYSE:STJ) atrial fibrillation business and similar positions at Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) and Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien (NYSE:COV)) and Kendall Co.
Before joining the corporate world Gibbons was an investigator for the Boston office of the FDA. He’ll earn a base salary of $235,000 from Mako and be eligible for a performance-based bonus, plus pulling down a $100,000 signing bonus and 100,000 stock options pegged to his incentive program.
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