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MassDevice.com recognizes cutting edge leadership in announcing the CEO Class of 2011
Boston, Mass., May 11, 2011 — MassDevice.com, the online business journal of the medical device industry, is proud to announce the first MassDevice Big 100 Regional Roundtable, recognizing cutting-edge leadership in the medical device field and recognizing its CEO Class of 2011 nominated as innovative leaders by their peers.
MassDevice is honored to welcome incoming President and CEO of Covidien plc Jose “Joe” Almeida to keynote the event, addressing an audience of his medical device peers about the challenges facing the industry. Almeida, one of the brightest young minds in med-tech, will be the guest of honor July 11 in Waltham, Mass.
Almeida, who is slated to move to Covidien’s corner office only 11 days before the Big 100 event, is just one of three new faces we’ll see taking the reins at major med-tech firms this summer. Medtronic Inc. just tapped Omar Ishrak, the former head of GE Healthcare, as chairman and CEO effective June 13, and Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott recently announced his plans to depart by year’s end.
New Challenges for the Next Generation
“”The theme of our first Big 100 event, ‘New Challenges for the Next Generation of CEO’s,’ couldn’t be timelier. The medical device industry faces a gauntlet of new challenges the people running these companies will be charged with navigating,” said MassDevice.com Publisher Brian Johnson. “The next crop of medical device CEOs can’t take double-digit annual growth for granted anymore. Tighter regulation, the medical device excise tax, and intense competition and uncertainty in emerging markets are all major headwinds facing today’s leaders.”
The MassDevice Big 100 Regional Roundtable is one of three regional roundtables in key markets planned by MassDevice to coincide with the release of the MassDevice Big 100, detailing the world’s largest medical device players ranked by revenues. The book also features in-depth looks at our five picks for the CEO Class of 2011, nominated by their peers and selected by the editors of MassDevice. Two other events, in Minnesota and California, are planned for later this year.
Medical Device Consultants (MDCI), headquartered in North Attleboro, Mass. is a presenting sponsor of the MassDevice Big 100 Regional Roundtable. Cooley LLC, headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Boston, is a supporting sponsor along with the Halloran Consulting Group, a life sciences consulting firm specializing in accelerating the clinical product development process based in Waltham, Mass.
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MassDevice.com, founded in 2009, has quickly emerged as a go-to source for news and information in the industry, with an audience of key decision-makers, influencers and thought leaders in the med-tech space. Every day, MassDevice.com provides insight into what’s driving the trends and developments within the industry – coverage that just can’t be found anywhere else.
MassDevice.com also delivers two e-newsletters per week to a dedicated list of more than 100,000 medical device professionals. The website, one of the fastest-growing titles in medical device journalism, draws more that 75,000 unique visitors each month. Those visitors generate 160,000 monthly pageviews.
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