Covidien Appoints Richard DeRisio Vice President, Global Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2012--
(NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the appointment of
as Vice President, Global Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, effective immediately.
will report directly to
will oversee all of the Company's activities related to Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Compliance, Complaint Management and Design Quality Assurance.
also will establish and implement processes enabling continuous improvement and proficiency and will select and manage supporting technology platforms.
will assist in designing and deploying strategies to facilitate global alignment of Covidien's
Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs policies, procedures and best practices.
A 40-year healthcare industry veteran, Mr. DeRisio
has extensive, in-depth knowledge of quality and regulatory affairs.
Most recently, he served as Divisional Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for Abbott Medical Optics in
Santa Ana, California
, where he directed strategic analyses and regulatory processes for global product approvals, clearances, registrations and renewals.
He earlier served in senior clinical, quality and regulatory management positions at several firms, including
has been actively involved in ANSI
for Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry . Mr. DeRisio is a member of the
Regulatory Affairs Professional Society
and has earned Regulatory Affairs Certification.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a master's degree in Food Science & Technology, both from