Friday, March 1, 2013

CHI Spotlight: CHI Recognizes Member Companies During 20th Anniversary

In honor of CHI’s 20th anniversary celebration, CHI President and CEO David L. Gollaher, Ph.D. will be recognizing member companies with commemorative plaques suitable for hanging or displaying at company headquarters.

Michael Mussallem and David Gollaher

On Feb. 19, CHI recognized Edwards Lifesciences’ leadership and dedication to improving California’s environment for biomedical innovation. Edwards Chairman and CEO Michael Mussallem, who serves as a CHI board member and past board chairman, received the plaque from CHI's Gollaher at the company’s Irvine headquarters. Edwards is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

 David Pyott and David Gollaher
On Feb. 26, Gollaher visited the Irvine headquarters of Allergan, where he presented a commemorative plaque to Allergan Chairman, President and CEO David E.I. Pyott, who serves as chairman of CHI. Allergan was honored for its continued commitment to California’s biomedical community. Pyott joined Allergan in January 1998 as President and CEO. As one of only three CEOs in the 63-year history of the company, Pyott has transformed Allergan from a small eye care business to a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, with leadership positions in six medical specialties.

CHI is recognizing all of its members during this 20th anniversary occasion. Check your mailbox soon for the chance to display your own 20th anniversary plaque.

CHI-Advancing California biomedical research and innovation

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