DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 28, 2017 — Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support and recovery technologies, announced today that it has accepted the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer, Michael Tomsicek, effective August 24, 2017. After two years, Mr. Tomsicek is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.
While the Company performs its external search to identify a replacement for Mr. Tomsicek, the Company's former Chief Financial Officer, Robert Bowen, will return from retirement to support the organization as a consultant until a new CFO has been recruited and hired. Mr. Bowen served as the Company's CFO from December 2008 to July 2015, during a period of substantial growth for the Company and advised the Company in a consulting role for one year following his retirement.
Ian McLeod, Company Vice President and Corporate Controller, will perform the functions of principal financial officer and principal accounting officer on an interim basis until a permanent CFO has been hired. Mr. McLeod has been employed at the Company for the last ten years and has served as an outstanding Corporate Controller during that period.
"We wish Mike Tomsicek all the best as he explores other opportunities and thank him for maintaining high standards of financial compliance and quality," said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abiomed. "We also welcome back Bob Bowen, who has been instrumental to Abiomed's success over nearly the last decade."