People: Span-America Medical Systems Inc (SPAN.O)
29 Jul 2016
Mr. Robert H. Dick serves as an Independent Director of Span-America Medical Systems, Inc., since 1999. Mr. Dick has served as President of R.H. Dick & Company, a management consulting firm, since 1998. He also served on the board of Synergetics USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:SURG) from 1997 until his retirement from the board in December 2014. While on the Synergetics board, he served as chairman and as a member of the audit and compensation committees. Synergetics designs, manufactures and markets instruments and equipment for ophthalmic and neuro surgery. Synergetics was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) in 2015. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Dick was a partner with Boles, Knop & Company, Inc., an investment banking firm in Middlebury, Virginia. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Dick served as interim President, CEO, and CFO for two of Boles’ clients. From 1982 until 1994, Mr. Dick served in various executive roles with Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and a manufacturer of surgical instruments, implants, equipment, and other surgical products. Mr. Dick’s positions with Codman included Director, Vice President - New Business Development, Vice President - U. S. Sales and Marketing, and Vice President - International. From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Dick was President and CEO of Applied Fiberoptics, Inc., which designed, manufactured and marketed fiber optic products for medical and defense applications, and stereo surgical microscopes for microsurgery. Applied Fiberoptics, Inc. was acquired by Johnson and Johnson in 1982. From 1969 to 1978, Mr. Dick held various sales, marketing and general management positions with the USCI division of C. R. Bard, Inc., a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products.
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