HVP – nContact Appoints William Hawkins, Former CEO of Medtronic, Inc., as Board Chairman
MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jul 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
nContact, a leader in the development of Arrhythmia and Cardiovascular Disease Management Programs, announced that William (Bill) Hawkins has been appointed as Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Bill Hawkins has served as a special advisor to the nContact Board since 2013 and is a veteran entrepreneur and executive in the medical device arena, with more than 20 years of C-Suite experience in cardiology, surgery, and vascular therapies. From 2002 to 2011, Bill was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Medtronic, Inc., a global leader in cardiac electrophysiology devices and programs. Most recently, Bill was President and CEO of Immucor, a leader in the advancement of transfusion and transplantation diagnostics. Bill previously held executive leadership roles in several global medical device companies, including Novoste Corporation, Ethicon Endosurgery/Johnson & Johnson, Devices for Vascular Intervention/Guidant Corporation, and IVAC Corporation/Eli Lilly.
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