Fred Perner, CEO of Boulder's Encision, dies of heart attack [Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.]
(Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 05--Fred F. Perner, chief executive officer of Boulder-based surgical device company Encision Inc., died on Aug. 31 of an apparent heart attack, officials for the surgical device maker announced this week. He was 59.
Perner joined Encision as its chief executive officer in September 2011. He had more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, including sales and marketing roles in the segments of electrosurgery and endoscopy technologies.
Prior to becoming Encision's CEO, he was a vice president of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, or AORN, served in a leadership role at GE Healthcare and held several positions at Zimmer Inc.
Encision officials appointed Dr. Pat Pace, the company's chairman, to the role of executive chairman as part of efforts to maintain continuity in the oversight of the CEO's functions.
"Fred's leadership, energy and vision that he dedicated to helping save patients' lives will be severely missed," Pace said in a statement. "Fred had a vast knowledge of the medical device field, as well as friends and colleagues across the health care universe who were always eager to work with him.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children."
Perner is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Samantha and Eric.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Singletree Community Center, 1010 Berry Creek Road, in Edwards.
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