Biography

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Robert G. Dutcher

Director since 2002, Compensation Committee Chairman,President and Chief Executive Officer of Possis Medical, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Possis Medical, Inc.

Robert G. Dutcher is currently retired.  He has been a Director of the Company since 2002 and chairman of the Compensation Committee since 2005.  Before his retirement, from April 2009 until March 2011, he served as Strategic Advisor Lead Member of MEDRAD, Inc.  From April 2008 through March 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiovascular Division of MEDRAD, Inc., an affiliate of Bayer AG.  From 2001 until April 2008, he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Possis Medical, Inc., a publicly-held medical device company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which was acquired by MEDRAD, Inc. in April 2008.  From 1993 until April 2008, he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer.  Before joining Possis Medical in 1985, he was with Medtronic, Inc. for 12 years, most recently as Director of Research and Development.  He previously worked in an engineering capacity for Control Data Corporation and Honeywell, Inc.  Mr. Dutcher holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.  Mr. Dutcher brings to the Board extensive knowledge in driving profitable growth in technology driven industries from his experience in leading R&D at Medtronic and as Chief Executive Officer of Possis Medical.