Co-Founder, CEO and Director
Mr. Howard C. Root is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company., since February 1997. Howard Root has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since he cofounded Vascular Solutions in February 1997. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Root was employed by ATS Medical, Inc., a mechanical heart valve company, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining ATS Medical, Mr. Root practiced corporate law at the law firm of Dorsey Whitney LLP for over five years, specializing in representing emerging growth companies. As our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since cofounding Vascular Solutions in 1997, and with over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, Mr. Root brings to our Board a deep knowledge of Vascular Solutions, its operations and the medical device industry. Through his prior legal practice, Mr. Root gained familiarity with a broad range of legal, regulatory, compliance and other corporate governance issues valuable to our Board of Directors.
Age: 54 CEO Since 1997