|J. Patrick Mackin|
President and Chief Executive Officer, CryoLife, Inc.
J. Patrick Mackin currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CryoLife, Inc., a manufacturer, processor, and distributor of medical devices and implantable human tissues used in cardiac and vascular surgical procedures focused on aortic repair. He has held this position since September 2014. He was appointed to the CryoLife board of directors in October 2014, and was appointed Chairman of the CryoLife board of directors in April 2015. Mr. Mackin has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining CryoLife, Mr. Mackin served as President of Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, the then largest operating division of Medtronic, Inc., a global medical device company, from August 2007 to August 2014. At Medtronic, he previously held the positions of Vice President, Vascular, Western Europe and Vice President and General Manager, Endovascular Business Unit. Prior to joining Medtronic in 2002, Mr. Mackin worked for six years at Genzyme, Inc. serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Cardiovascular Surgery Business Unit and as Director of Sales, Surgical Products division. Before joining Genzyme, Mr. Mackin spent four years at Deknatel/Snowden-Pencer, Inc. in various roles and three years as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Mr. Mackin has served as a director of Opsens, Inc., a fiber optic sensors manufacturer, since 2016. Mr. Mackin received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Mackin’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his experience as a chief executive officer of a medical device company and various other officer positions with medical device companies and his deep knowledge of the medical device industry.