The Mass. Medical Industry Council elected four new officers and added five directors to its board, taking its total board membership to 28 seats.
The new officers elected to one-year terms include:
- Chair: Thomas Taylor, president of Roush Life Sciences (Salem, N.H.)
- Vice Chair: Joseph Metzger, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Communications, Smith & Nephew, Inc. (Andover, Mass.)
- Treasurer: Jed Hall, Managing Director, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (Boston)
- Secretary: Mary Feely Moriarty, Sr. Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International (Boston)
The new directors include:
- Scott Blood, Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Candela Corporation (Wayland, Mass.)
- John Forbes, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP, (Boston)
- Sarah Kalil, President, Boston Endo-Surgical Technologies, Inc. (Hampton, N.H.)
- Peter Stebbins, Vice President, New Business Development, DePuy Mitek and Codman, Johnson & Johnson Cos. (Raynham, Mass.)
- John Westwood, Co-Head, North American and European Life Sciences Practice of L.E.K. Consulting (Boston)
In May, MassMEDIC released a survey of about 100 C-level industry executives from Mass.-based medical device companies at its annual conference. The companies said they would cut job and pass higher prices along to customers to cope with a 2.3 percent tax from healthcare reform legislation.