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Gre­gory Lucier will con­tinue to serve, now in a per­ma­nent ca­pac­ity, as the CEO of med­i­cal de­vice­maker NuVa­sive.

Lucier, 51, has served as chair­man and in­terim CEO since March and has been on the com­pany’s board since De­cem­ber 2013.

His ap­point­ment comes af­ter the San Diego-based man­u­fac­turer of spine de­vices went through a dra­matic lead­er­ship tran­si­tion this year. The com­pany an­nounced Alex Lukianov, April 1 that NuVa­sive’s founder and CEO since 1999, had re­signed af­ter an in­de­pen­dent au­dit found he did not com­ply with the com­pany’s “ex­pense re­im­burse­ment and per­son­nel poli­cies.” The com­pany did not dis­close how much money was in­volved but said the amount was im­ma­te­rial.

Be­fore join­ing NuVa­sive, Lucier was chair­man and CEO of biotech­nol­ogy firm Life Tech­nolo­gies, where he worked for 11 years. He also served as a cor­po­rate of­fi­cer at Gen­eral Elec­tric Co. and an ex­ec­u­tive at GE Med­i­cal Sys­tems.


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