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Sulzer Medica

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Spine-Tech unit President Dennis Wallach also will lead the Cardiovascular Prostheses unit following the departure of its leader Terry Marlatt, announced Dec. 4. Wallach had replaced Paul Lunsford at Spine-Tech on Oct. 17 when Lunsford left to become president and CEO of Acorn Cardiovascular (1"The Gray Sheet" Oct. 29, 2001, p. 8). Merging the management of the two Sulzer units will help reduce costs, the firm says. Separately, John Calhoun Wells has been hired by Sulzer and plaintiffs as a mediator to help settle ongoing hip and knee recall cases. Wells was named by the Cleveland federal district court under a Nov. 29 agreement by the two sides in order to prevent the company from being forced into Chapter 11 by suits outside its $783 mil. proposed settlement (2"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 3, 2001, p. 20)...

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