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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 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 Options, Inc., all public companies. Mr. Palmisano holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Providence College.