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NuVasive Appoints Christopher Barry To Succeed Gregory Lucier As CEO

NuVasive Inc. (NUVA) said that it appointed Christopher Barry to succeed Gregory Lucier as chief executive officer effective November 5, 2018. Barry will join the NuVasive Board of Directors; Lucier will continue to serve as chairman of the Board.

The company also announced that Matt Link, currently executive vice president, Strategy, Technology and Corporate Development, is promoted to president. Since joining NuVasive in 2006, Link has held various roles with increasing scope within the organization, particularly around building the U.S. Commercial organization and most recently bringing his spine and leadership expertise to the product and systems engineering, surgeon education and corporate development functions.

Lucier will remain involved with the strategic direction of the company as the chairman of the Board. His focus will also be on supporting Mr. Barry and Mr. Link in this leadership transition. Lucier has been with NuVasive since December 2013, first joining as a member of the Board of Directors, and then stepping in as chairman and CEO in May 2015.

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