Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) named Thomas Powell CFO effective March 9, replacing Richard Meier, who was ousted the same day.
Powell joined the Limerick, Pa.-based device maker last year as senior vice president of global finance, according to regulatory filings, prior to which he was CFO of TomoTherapy, which was subsequently sold to Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY).
"Tom Powell joined our organization last year as part of our succession planning for key executive positions at Teleflex," chairman, president & CEO Benson Smith said in prepared remarks. "His contributions to our recent progress, combined with his background as CFO of 2 other publicly traded companies, as well as his medical technology industry experience, provide us with a very capable and seasoned executive to lead our finance organization as we implement our growth strategies."
The company swapped CFOs rather abruptly, announcing the immediately termination of Meier and appointment of Powell in a single March 9 SEC filing.
No reason was given for the firing of Meier, who joined the company in January 2010 after a stint as president & COO of Advanced Medical Optics, according to a separate filing.
Accuray paid $277 million for its larger rival Tomotherapy in June 2011.
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