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Biography PhotoRobert J. Palmisano
President & CEO

Mr. Palmisano joined Wright as President & CEO in September of 2011. He has significant experience leading publicly-traded medical device companies, most recently serving as President & CEO of ev3, Inc., a global endovascular device company, from April 2008 to July 2010, when it was acquired by Covidien plc. Prior to leading ev3, Mr. Palmisano was President & CEO of IntraLase Corp. from 2003 to 2007 and previously President & CEO of MacroChem Corporation from 2001 to 2003. Earlier in his career, he served as President & CEO of Summit Technology Inc. until it was acquired by Alcon Inc. and in various executive positions at Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. Mr. Palmisano currently serves on the Board of Directors of Avedro, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic medical device and pharmaceutical company, and the Providence College Board of Trustees. During the past five years, Mr. Palmisano previously served on the Board of Directors of Bausch & Lomb, a privately-held company, and ev3, Inc., Osteotech, Inc., and Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., all public companies. Mr. Palmisano holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Providence College.