TORONTO, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Conavi Medical Inc., a medical device company developing minimally invasive imaging technologies, today announced that Mr. Pete Wehrly has been appointed to their Board of Directors. Pete is the former group president of developed markets at Covidien, the manufacturer of medical devices with sales of over $10.7 billion (2014). He held profit and loss responsibility for the marketing and sale of products to all developed markets outside the U.S. between 2013 and 2015. He departed following the $42-billion sale of Covidien to Medtronic Inc. in 2015. Prior to this role, Pete was the global president of Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, Vascular Technologies and was responsible for all Covidien's businesses in Japanese, Australia-New Zealand and Canadian businesses. He has also held leadership positions at Medingo Youqneam, an Israel-based team that developed a novel, low-cost, patient benefit-rich insulin pump for diabetic patients that was ultimately sold to Roche, and Medtronic's Spinal and Biologics business. He started his career with DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson company.
"Conavi is excited to have Pete lend his expertise as we continue our transition from an entity focused on technology development to one with significant commercial operations," says Dr. Brian Courtney, President and CEO of Conavi. "Pete is very familiar with the international medical technology markets and how to generate sales, manage growth and build value. His expertise will be invaluable in terms of guiding our recently established US sales force, manufacturing scale-up, navigating strategic business opportunities and ongoing product development activities."
"Conavi has developed a strong platform of technologies, intellectual property and internal capabilities to provide image guidance solutions for the rapidly growing field of minimally invasive medical procedures," says Pete Wehrly. "I am excited to support the Conavi team and their partners as they fulfill a vision towards building a global company with a suite of products to address a broad range of clinical needs."
About Conavi Medical Inc.:
Conavi Medical Inc. is a privately-held Canadian scale-up company focused on designing, manufacturing, and selling technologies to guide minimally invasive medical procedures. For more information, visit www.conavi.com.
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