Merit Medical Systems (Nasdaq:MMSI) announced that it promoted longtime executive Joe Wright to chief commercial officer.
Wright’s new role includes responsibility for spearheading the company’s overall commercial strategy. The 17-year Merit veteran most recently served as president of the company’s international business and led units across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and the Americas. He also had commercial responsibility for the EMEA region over the past year.
Wright has also served as president of Merit Technology and VP of global marketing. Merit said in a news release that Wright’s appointment enables the company to “increasingly align and strengthen” ITS commercial capabilities and helps to perpetuate the company’s growth strategy.
“Today is an important day for Merit,” said Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical chair and CEO. “I’m delighted to promote Joe Wright, as he is an accomplished business leader who has driven growth, built world-class teams, and led with clear vision and inspiration throughout his career. At the heart of Joe’s success is his deep understanding of the power of innovation to improve the lives of patients.”