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Angeion Corporation (NASDAQ:ANGN) today announced it has named Rob Wolf as chief financial officer and Mark Gryzwa as vice president of engineering, effective May 16, 2011. In their respective roles, Wolf and Gryzwa report to Angeion President and CEO Phil Smith.
Wolf, 42, is responsible for leading all financial activities, which include serving as corporate secretary, and overseeing finance, accounting, compliance, public company reporting and investor relations. He will serve on Angeion’s executive team. Larry Degen, who had been Angeion’s interim chief financial officer, will continue with the company as corporate controller.
Gryzwa, 44, will head the company’s engineering initiatives including: leading product development, identifying new product opportunities and delivering on the product roadmap. This is a new position for the organization and he will serve on Angeion’s executive team as well.
“Establishing a high-performance leadership team was one of my top priorities when I joined Angeion as CEO,” said Phil Smith. “Both Rob and Mark bring the ability to be disciplined, accountable and proactively drive change. Their combined financial and engineering expertise will be invaluable as Angeion focuses on achieving and sustaining growth and profitability.”
Wolf previously served in financial leadership roles for Minneapolis-based Rimage Corporation for 13 years, with the last seven years as chief financial officer. He has extensive finance, administration and public accounting experience in diverse industries including manufacturing, software, retail and medical imaging. Wolf received a master of business administration from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minn., and a bachelor of accounting from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Prior to Angeion, Gryzwa provided product development leadership for 11 years at Boston Scientific (Cardiac Rhythm Management) integrating engineering and software innovations. Gryzwa received a master of science for computer and electrical engineering from Marquette University and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering (summa cum laude) from Michigan Technological University.