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Manny Villahana Founder St.. Jude Medical

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  1. 1. Special Keynote Presentation by St. Jude Medical Founder, Manny Villafana (recorded at the Aegis Capital 2013 Healthcare Conference) Mr. Villafana has more than 37 years of experience in the medical in He started his career with Medtronic, Inc. as its first international sale administrator. He was the Founder of St. Jude Medical, Inc. and serv its Chairman and President from 1976 to 1982. He was the Founder Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. and served as its President and Chairman 1972 to 1976. He was Co-Founder of GV Medical, Inc. to develop, manufacture and market the LASTAC System. He served as the Cha of CABG Medical, Inc., since January 2001, GV Medical, Inc. from 1 1987 and ATS Medical Inc. from 1987 to May 2004. He served as an Executive of Multiband Corporation. He serves as a Director at The Oceanaire, Inc. He served as a Director of Bioheart, Inc. and CABG Inc. Mr. Villafana also served as a Director of ATS Medical Inc. since More recently, in 2007, Mr. Villafana founded Kips Bay Medical, Inc. has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since inception. M Villafana has received numerous awards and honors for his accomplishments, including the "Living Legend of Medicine" award f International Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons; the Ellis Island M Honor; the Grand Prize Recipient - Mediterranean Institute of Cardio Ernst & Young LLP; National Master Entrepreneur of the Year; the T Hispanics in USA; the Boys and Girls Club of America Hall of Fame; and induction into the Minnesota B Hall of Fame. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, New York.