ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngioDynamics (Nasdaq:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joseph Gersuk will retire from the Company on January 31, 2013. He will be succeeded by Mark T. Frost, who was most recently Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration of Albany Molecular Research Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRI).
"Joe has tirelessly served as our CFO for the past five years," said Joseph M. DeVivo, President and CEO. "During his tenure, he has made many significant contributions to the Company and most recently led the very successful integration of operations after our acquisition of Navilyst Medical. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Joe for his dedication, as well as participation in the transition of his responsibilities."
"With the integration of Navilyst successfully completed, the Vortex acquisition closed and our second quarter coming to a close, now is an excellent time for me to transition out of AngioDynamics and pursue some other interests which have been on hold," added Mr. Gersuk. "I'm excited about the Company's future and wish the entire team the very best of success."
Mr. Frost, who most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of AMRI, has more than 25 years of global financial, administrative and operational experience, with a strong background in the healthcare industry.
"Mark Frost is a seasoned and well-versed public company CFO who has world class financial and operational skills and experience to lead the financial and administrative operations of our Company through its next phase of growth," said Joseph M. DeVivo. "During his career at AMRI, Smith & Nephew and General Electric, Mark has demonstrated continuous commitment to operational excellence and the successful execution of strategic business initiatives. In addition to his previous responsibilities, Mark has led Corporate Development, IT, Communications, Legal and a variety of other mission critical functions. The strength of Mark's experience and skills make him an excellent fit and a solid complement to our strong leadership team."
Prior to AMRI, he served five years as vice president of finance at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, a global medical device division of Smith & Nephew PLC with approximately $570 million in revenue. Mr. Frost was recruited to Smith & Nephew after a 14 year career with General Electric where he last served as Chief Financial Officer of Groupe Sovac Auto Financial Services based in Paris, France. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations/Economics, graduating Cum Laude with Honors in Economics, from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York as well as completed INSEAD's global executive program.
"AngioDynamics is at the beginning of an exciting growth phase," said Mr. Frost. "The Company's innovation and dedication to operational excellence is impressive, as is the strong international growth. The team has successfully integrated the Navilyst operations and has completed an extremely exciting acquisition with high growth potential in Vortex. I look forward to working with Joe DeVivo and the team to capitalize on these opportunities and build shareholder value. Additionally, I appreciate Joe Gersuk's dedication to ensuring a smooth transition."
AngioDynamics Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics' diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. More information is available at www.AngioDynamics.com.
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