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PAUL LAVIOLETTE APPOINTED TO EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2020 – Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced that Paul A. LaViolette has been appointed to its board of directors. LaViolette has 40 years of experience in global medical technology, operating leadership and investing, serving in executive-level roles at companies including Boston Scientific Corp. and C.R. Bard Inc.
LaViolette is currently managing partner and chief operating officer of SV Health Investors LLC, a specialist healthcare fund management company. He also oversees its medical device investments.
“Paul is a highly respected and talented leader within the medical technology industry, and his experience working with both large, global organizations and start-ups provides him with a unique perspective on strategy and innovation,” said Michael A. Mussallem, Edwards’ chairman and CEO. “We are very pleased to welcome Paul to Edwards’ board, and we are confident that his breadth of experience within companies and on boards will enable him to be an immediate contributor, offering valuable insight to Edwards.”
Edwards announced in May the appointment of Ramona Sequeira to the board, and that Martha Marsh, a board member since 2015, would assume the role of lead independent director. With the appointment of LaViolette, Edwards’ board increases to nine directors.
About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences, based in Irvine, Calif., is the global leader of patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. We are driven by a passion for patients, dedicated to improving and enhancing lives through partnerships with clinicians and stakeholders across the global healthcare landscape. For more information, visit Edwards.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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