Most Recently President & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
Mr. Blackford was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Wright Medical Group N.V. effective October 2015 in connection with the merger of Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V. Previously, Mr. Blackford served as a director of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from May 2008 to October 2015. Mr. Blackford served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Universal Hospital Services, Inc. from 2007 to February 2015, and served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors from 2002 to February 2015. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Blackford was Chief Executive Officer for Curative Health Services Inc. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Blackford served as Chief Executive Officer for ShopforSchool, Inc. He was the Chief Operating Officer for Value Rx from 1995 to 1998 and the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of MedIntel Systems Corporation from 1993 to 1994. He is a member of the board of directors of Halyard Health, Inc. and ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (formerly EnteroMedics Inc.), both public companies. Mr. Blackford also served on the board of directors of Compex Technologies, Inc., a public company, from 2005 until its acquisition by Encore Medical Corporation.