Rick Packer
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Rick Packer

Chairman, ZOLL Medical Corp.

 

Mr. Packer is a Board Member of MDMA (Medical Device Manufacturers Association),a national trade association based in Washington, D.C. that advocates for entrepreneurial medical technology companies and is a Board Member of Bruker BioSciences Corporation,a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis.Mr. Packer is past Chairperson of MassMEDIC, the industry council for Medical Devices in Massachusetts.

Mr. Packer also served on the Steering Committee for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, and is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center, a University of Massachusetts initiative to incubate medical device companies. Mr. Packer has served as a Board Member for both a public company, as well as numerous private, early stage ventures. In 2006 he was awarded the designation of High Tech All-Star by the Massachusetts Technology Council. He has been recognized by both Forbes and Fortune magazines as a leader of one of the fastest growing small companies in the U.S. In May, 2010, he was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2010 New England finalist.