Spectranetics lands new CEO after eight-month search
This article was originally published in Clinica
Scott Drake has been appointed president and CEO of medical laser specialist Spectranetics, a position that has lain vacant for over eight months. Mr Drake, who will take up his new role on 10 August, was previously senior vice-president of operations at dialysis clinic operator DaVita, which he joined in November 2009. Prior to this, he worked for Covidien for 17 years, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in various business units. Spectranetics' previous CEO, Emile Geisenheimer, retired in October, but has continued to serve on the firm's board of directors (www.clinica.co.uk, 11 October 2010). At the time, the Colorado Springs, Colorado company set up an executive committee of the board to help its management find a replacement for Mr Geisenheimer.