|Samuel D. Riccitelli|
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Samuel D. Riccitelli has served as our executive vice president and chief operating officer since October 2001. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Riccitelli served in a number of positions for Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company, including most recently as vice president & general manager and as a board member for BD Ventures, L.L.C., a venture capital fund. From 1989 to 1994, he served in a number of positions for the FOxS Division of Puritan-Bennett Corporation, a medical device company, including most recently as general manager. Mr. Riccitelli holds a B.A. in biology from Washington and Jefferson College and a M.S. Eng. degree in mechanical & biomedical engineering from The University of Texas.