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Kimberly Bridges Named To Lead Vascular Intervention Business Unit At Spectranetics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq:SPNC), a leading maker of medical devices used in minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures, today announced the appointment of Kimberly McIntosh Bridges as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Vascular Intervention, effective August 30, 2013. She will report to Scott Drake, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be located at the company's global headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

"Kim brings strong global leadership and a solid track record of commercial success to complement our existing roster of world-class talent," said Drake. The Vascular Intervention business is growing rapidly, reflecting an underserved global demand for life-saving, minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures.

Bridges' executive leadership tenure encompasses large and small- to mid-sized businesses with increasing levels of responsibility over the past 10 years, including sales, product commercialization and overall general business management. She most recently served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Blockade Medical in Irvine, CA, where she played a key role in shaping corporate strategy, portfolio management and preparing the organization for success beyond the start-up stage. Prior to her role at Blockade Medical, she served as Vice President of U.S. Commercial Therapy Development and Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Marketing for Stryker Neurovascular. Stryker acquired Concentric Medical, Inc. in 2011, where she served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America and Asia for almost five years. Before joining the neurovascular business, she spent 11 years in peripheral and cardiology sales leadership roles within the Cordis division of Johnson & Johnson, Guidant Corporation and ev3, Inc. Bridges received her Executive M.B.A. from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and her B.S. in Management from Pepperdine University.

In addition, Donna Ford-Serbu moves into a new role as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Lead Management. Ford-Serbu joined Spectranetics as Vice President, Global Marketing, Strategy and Portfolio in October 2011. Prior to joining Spectranetics, she held the position of Vice President, Global Marketing Patient Monitoring at Covidien.

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