People: Synergetics USA Inc (SURG.O)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Guy R. Guarch serves as an Independent Director of Synergetics USA Inc. He has been a director of the Company since 2005, when Synergetics, Inc. merged with Valley Forge. From July 31, 2008 until January 28, 2009, Mr. Guarch, along with the Company’s other Independent Directors at that time, served as the Company’s principal executive officer, generally on a weekly rotating basis. Mr. Guarch retired in 2001 from C.R. Bard, Inc. where he spent 32 years in various sales, marketing and management roles. Bard is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of health care products used for vascular, urological and oncologic diagnosis and intervention. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Guarch served as Regional Vice President Corporate Account Manager for Bard’s Southeast Region. He worked as President of Bard Venture Division in Boston, Massachusetts from 1991 to 1993. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Guarch worked in London, England, as Vice President of Sales for the Bard European Division and Managing Director of Bard LTD, UK. Before 1988, Mr. Guarch worked in several sales and marketing roles for Bard’s USCI International Division in Boston, Massachusetts, which focused on the design, manufacture and sale of cardiac catheters, urological catheters and artificial arteries. Mr. Guarch currently serves as a board member and chairman of the governance committee for Span-America Medical Systems, Inc., which designs and manufactures wound management products and which has securities registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).
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