People: Merit Medical Systems Inc (MMSI.OQ)
27 Feb 2015
Mr. Kent W. Stanger is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Merit Medical Systems, Inc., since 1987. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stanger was the controller for Utah Medical Products, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, from 1985 to August 1987. Prior to 1985, he was the corporate controller for Laser Corporation, American Laser and Modulaire Industries, Inc., and was a practicing certified public accountant from 1979 through 1982 with Hansen, Barnett and Maxwell, a Utah accounting firm. Mr. Stanger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Weber State University in 1978. Mr. Stanger was a founder of the Company and, through more than 25 years of service as the principal financial manager of the Company, has developed a broad understanding of the Company's business and operations, as well as the markets in which the Company competes. The Board of Directors values Mr. Stanger's accounting and financial management skills, and benefits greatly from his participation in the deliberations of the Board of Directors, as well as his ability to implement the strategic objectives identified by the Board of Directors. Along with Mr. Lampropoulos, Mr. Stanger plays an important role in communicating the expectations, advice, concerns and encouragement of the Board of Directors to the Company's employees. Mr. Stanger's term as a director expires in 2014.
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