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Richard O. Martin, Ph.D.
        President, Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation Richard O. Martin, Ph.D.
Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation
Redmond, WA


Dick Martin became president of Physio-Control Corporation in 1991 when the company was part of Eli Lilly and Company's Medical Devices and Diagnostics Division. He has successfully instituted company-wide quality improvement programs, rebuilt the management team and taken the company public.

Previously, Martin was the vice president for cardiovascular business development at Sulzermedica, Inc. Also, he has held several senior positions in engineering, marketing and sales with Intermedics, Inc. and was named president and COO of that company in 1985.

Martin has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Duke University and taught at Christian Brothers College and the University of Tennessee before joining the corporate world. Currently, he is chairman of the board of the American Heart Association, Northwest Affiliate and chair of the Washington State Council of the American Electronics Association, where he serves on the organization's national board.   Martin is on the boards of MAXXIM Medical in Clearwater, FL; and Encore Orthopedics in Austin, TX.

Company Profile

Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation  pioneered portable external defibrillation technology 30 years ago. Today the company's LIFEPAK monitor/defibrillators are used by field emergency medical personnel and staff at eight out of 10 US hospitals, and its new, very simple automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used by first responders such as police and security officers.

Dick Martin's Suggested Reading List

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