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Edwards announces board changes

Staff writer | Irvine, Ca., USA | February 11, 2015
Edwards LifesciencesFebruary 11, 2015, Irvine, Ca., USA - Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a medical equipment company, announced two changes to the company's board of directors.
Kieran T. Gallahue, chairman and chief executive officer of CareFusion Corporation, has been appointed to Edwards' board. Since 2011, Mr. Gallahue has served as chairman and CEO of CareFusion, a global corporation serving the healthcare industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care.

Prior, he served as president and, later, as CEO of ResMed, Inc. Mr. Gallahue is currently on the executive committee of the board of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Current director Mike R. Bowlin has expressed his desire to retire from the board and will not seek re-election at the annual stockholder meeting in May.

Mr. Bowlin joined Edwards' board of directors in 2000, when Edwards was established as an independent, publicly held corporation. He has served as a member and chairman of the compensation and governance committee and presiding director. Mr. Bowlin retired from the Atlantic Richfield Company in 2000, after holding positions including chairman of the board, CEO and president.