Intuitive Announces Retirement of Board Chair Lonnie M. Smith; Dr. Craig H. Barratt Succeeds Smith as New Chair
Intuitive’s board of directors elected Dr.
“It has been an honor to serve as the chair of Intuitive’s board. During the past 23 years, I have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary team, who have taken the company from a start-up of approximately 12 people with an early prototype, to an organization of more than 7,100 team members who are transforming surgery, with more than 5,500 currently installed da
Mr. Smith has served as chair of Intuitive’s board since joining the company as CEO in
“Lonnie’s contributions to Intuitive are extensive and his philosophy lives in the company’s mission and culture,” said
“I am honored to serve as chair of Intuitive’s board, a company whose mission and culture I wholeheartedly support,” Barratt said. “Lonnie leaves a strong legacy of outstanding stewardship that I am committed to uphold.”
Intuitive brings more than two decades of leadership in robotic-assisted surgical technology and solutions to its offerings and develops, manufactures, and markets the da Vinci® surgical system and the IonTM endoluminal system.
Da Vinci®, da Vinci X®, da Vinci Xi®, IonTM, and SynchroSealTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the retirement of Mr. Smith and the appointment of Dr. Barratt to succeed Mr. Smith as chair of Intuitive’s board. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and estimates and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including, but not limited to, the re-election of Dr. Barratt to our board of directors by our shareholders at the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders and other risk factors under the heading “Risk Factors” in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as updated by the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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