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Medtronic CEO To Retire; Outside Replacement Sought

Medtronic Inc. (MDT) Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Hawkins plans to retire at the end of the medical-device maker’s current fiscal year, departing after more than three years at the helm and during a tumultuous time for the company and industry at large.

Minneapolis-based Medtronic said Monday it plans to search externally for a successor.

The devices giant has suffered from industry-wide challenges during Hawkins’ tenure, such as pressure from the economic downturn as it slowed traffic at hospitals, but …

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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