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Operating with Confidence: Twenty Years at Integra LifeSciences

Operating with Confidence: Twenty Years at Integra LifeSciences

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Friend Center Convocation Room (113)


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To kick off this year's “Leadership in a Technological World” lecture series, Stuart M. Essig ‘83, President and CEO of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART), gave a lecture titled: “Operating with Confidence: Twenty years at Integra LifeSciences” at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7th, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. A reception followed in the Friend Center Atrium. Mr. Essig said that the growth of medical device companies is enabled by product innovation, new business creation, geographic expansion and acquisition and product development.  He spoke at length about accelerating the organic growth of Integra with an agressive acquistion program. Watch the video.

Inaugurated in the fall of 2006, the Leadership in a Technological World lecture series features successful leaders in technology, who offer a variety of stories and perspectives on the complex path to success in a rapidly changing world. The event is sponsored by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and made possible by generous support from the William Pierson Field Lectureship Fund.
“I am honored to be a part of this series and to share the story of Integra’s growth.  I plan to discuss our evolution from a single product company focused on regenerative medicine to a $700 million revenue, 3,000 employee, multinational medical technology company.” said Mr. Essig.

About Stuart Essig

Mr. Essig joined Integra in December 1997. Before joining Integra, Mr. Essig supervised the medical technology practice at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a managing director. Mr. Essig had ten years of broad health care experience at Goldman Sachs, serving as a senior merger and acquisitions advisor to a broad range of domestic and international medical technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. 

Mr. Essig also serves on the Board of Directors of St. Jude Medical Corporation and ADVAMED, the Advanced Medical Technology Association. Mr. Essig received an A.B. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. degree in Financial Economics from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a world leader in regenerative medicine, is a global medical device company dedicated to improving the quality of life for millions of patients every year. Our products are used primarily in orthopedics, neurosurgery and general surgery. Headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Integra has research and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit