Azarbarzin brings vast experience in medical devices, surgical stapling, innovation, and successful execution of growth strategies
Blue Ash, OH – January 30, 2019 – Standard Bariatrics, Inc. today announced the appointment of Kurt Azarbarzin as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Azarbarzin, currently serving as Chief Technology Officer at CONMED Corporation (“CONMED”), brings 35 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining CONMED, he was Founder and CEO of SurgiQuest, Inc. (“SurgiQuest”), a privately-held venture-backed company that developed, manufactured, and marketed innovative access technologies for minimally invasive surgery. While at SurgiQuest, he commercialized, financed, and led a growth strategy that created significant shareholder value and resulted in a successful acquisition of the company by CONMED for $265 million in November 2015. Prior to SurgiQuest, Azarbarzin spent 21 years at United States Surgical Corporation/Tyco, most recently as Global Vice President of Research and Development.