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ABOUT US: LEADERSHIP

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Donald Spence - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Joe Fleischhacker - Vice Chair, President Product Solutions

Jeremy Friedman - Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cardio & Vascular Business

Declan Smyth - President, Advanced Surgical Business

Richard Johnson - Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Farina - Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Mark Fleischhacker - Executive Vice President & Chief Engineering Officer

Joseph Flanagan - Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Tricia McCall - Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Ron Honig - Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Company Secretary

Terry Zale - Senior Vice President, Business Excellence

Leadership

Donald J. Spence

Donald Spence, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Don joined Lake Region in May 2010 from Philips Healthcare where he served as Chief Executive Officer of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions. He was President of the Sleep and Home Respiratory Group for Respironics, Inc. from 2005 until the firm was acquired by Royal Philips Electronics in 2008. Don began his career as a financial analyst at Ford Motor Company and has served in various roles in the medical device and automotive industries including: strategic planning, operations, global marketing, sales and senior management for BOC Group plc. and GKN plc. Don received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Michigan State University in 1975 and a master’s degree in Economics from Central Michigan University in 1979.

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Jeremy Friedman

Joseph Fleischhacker, Vice Chairman, President Product Solutions
Joe is the Vice Chairman and President of Product Solutions for Lake Region Medical. Joe is responsible for the development and launch of next-generation medical device technologies for specialized cardiac and vascular markets. Prior to Accellent and Lake Region merging to form one company, Joe served as CEO of Lake Region Medical. Since the mid 1960s, he has held numerous technical and management positions at Lake Region Medical including Vice President of Research and Development. Joe is an accomplished pilot, flying a variety of aircraft, including aerobatic high performance and private jets. Additionally, Joe provides medical air transport services, partnering with Angel Flight Central to fly patients and their families to hospitals and specialized care facilities.

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Jeremy Friedman

Jeremy Friedman, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cardio & Vascular Business
Jeremy joined Lake Region Medical in September 2007 as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He held this position for six years until his promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer for the Cardio & Vascular business in 2013. Prior to joining Lake Region Medical, Jeremy worked at Flextronics International, a global EMS company, where he held a number of executive positions including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Chief Operating Officer of Flextronics Network Services and Senior Vice President of Finance for the Components division. Jeremy has broad based experience in finance, operations and general management ranging from entrepreneurial and start-up organizations to multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporations in the medical device, electronics manufacturing, telecommunication services, retail and international trading industries. Jeremy has a bachelor's degree in Religion from Haverford College and a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University.

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Declan Smyth

Declan Smyth, President, Advanced Surgical Business
Declan Smyth is responsible for Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing and Sales for the Advanced Surgical Segment. Declan joined Lake Region in August, 2001 as a senior manufacturing engineer and held a number of engineering leadership roles of increasing scope and responsibility during his first ten years with Lake Region. In 2012 his role was Senior Director, Strategic Product Leader for the Ortho, cutting and piercing business within Advanced Surgical. Declan brings significant knowledge of our business in areas including engineering/technology, operations and commercial. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University and was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland.

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Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Rich joined the Company in February 2013 as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and in April 2014, was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Lake Region, Rich held senior level Accounting and Finance positions at A123 Systems, GT Advanced Technologies and Ocean Spray Cranberries. Rich received a B.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University, his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Jeff M. Farina

Jeff Farina, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Jeff has served as Lake Region's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since June 2004. Prior to joining Lake Region, Jeff worked in the Uniform Tubes Division of UTI, and served as Project Manager, Engineering Manager and Vice President of Engineering over the course of 15 years. Jeff has also worked in the computer industry as a Product Engineer and Project Lead developing electromechanical devices. Throughout his career, Jeff has been awarded device and process patents in diverse fields. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

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Jeff M. Farina

Mark Fleischhacker, Executive Vice President & Chief Engineering Officer
Mark is the Executive Vice President and Chief Engineering Officer of Lake Region Medical. Growing up in the business that his parents started, Mark has served a variety of roles within Lake Region including Operations/Production, Human Resources, and Engineering. Mark has a strong passion for education, serving on the Board of Trustees of the College of St. Benedict and Dunwoody College of Technology, as well as partnering with educational programs such as the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership and the First Robotics program at several regional high schools.

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Joseph F. Flanagan

Joseph Flanagan, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Joseph Flanagan joined Lake Region in 2012. His previous role was as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at NP Medical, a subsidiary of Nypro, Inc. Joe has over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of Quality Assurance including supply chain, structured continuous improvement, best practices in quality management systems and new product introduction. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Babson College. Joe is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor.

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Patricia M. McCall

Tricia McCall, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Tricia oversees all human resource functions for Lake Region. Having joined the company in September 2007, Tricia has more than twenty-five years of human resources experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources with Health Dialog Services Corporation. Previously she was Vice President - Human Resources at ACMI Corporation and progressed through multiple human resources roles during her nineteen year tenure at Hewlett Packard Company's Medical Products Group. Tricia has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA.

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Ron I. Honig

Ron Honig, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Company Secretary
Ron joined Lake Region in October 2008 from Gyrus ACMI, a leading supplier of medical visualization and energy systems where he served as Vice President, Group Legal Affairs and Company Secretary for seven years. Ron previously engaged in the private practice of law at the Boston law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., and earlier served as law clerk to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire and as Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Law Review. Ron has a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Ron received his law degree from the Boston University School of Law and holds Bar memberships in Massachusetts and New Hampshire .

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Richard Johnson

Terry Zale, Senior Vice President, Business Excellence
Terry oversees the integration of the Lake Region Medical acquisition and is also responsible for Procurement and Information Technologies.  Terry joined Lake Region in 2009 as the Vice President of Finance and is very experienced in acquisition integration, turn-around management and restructuring.  Prior to joining Lake Region, Terry was a General Manager at Flextronics and a Group Controller at Schneider Electric.  He started in public accounting with Deloitte and received his CPA in 1985.  Terry has a BS in Accounting from Carroll College and is a Northwestern University Kellogg Executive Scholar.

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