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Physio-Control Names Rob Weyer Vice President of Research and Technology Development


10/4/2011 3:15:05 PM

REDMOND, Wash. – October 3, 2011 – Physio-Control, Inc., a global leader in emergency medical solutions and wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced that Rob Weyer has joined the company as vice president of research and technology development. Weyer, most-recently from Philips Oral Healthcare, was selected for his extensive experience in low cost, high-reliability product design and leveraging external partnerships to achieve product development objectives.

Weyer joins Physio-Control from Philips Oral Healthcare (Sonicare) in Bothell, Wash., where he has led R&D and Operations teams and has also served as interim president & CEO. Rob's tenure within Philips included an overseas assignment in Cambridge, UK and significant experience leading innovation efforts at a global level. Prior to Philips, Rob's experience included leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Three-Five Systems, Teague, Plexus, and NEO Technologies. Weyer rejoins Physio-Control, where he served as a senior project engineer within the company from 1990-1993. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Oregon State University.

About Physio-Control, Inc.

Physio-Control, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic, Inc., is located in Redmond, Wash. Physio-Control pioneered defibrillation technology more than 56 years ago. The company is the world’s leading provider of external defibrillation and monitoring technology for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest and other cardiorespiratory emergencies. To find out more about Physio-Control, go to www.physio-control.com or call 1-800-442-1142.

About Medtronic

Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.



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