Business People: Minnetronix receives FDA approval for breakthrough product

13September 2020


St. Paul-based Minnetronix Medical announced it has received FDA clearance for its first platform product: the MindsEye Expandable Port for neurosurgical procedures, a minimally invasive, expandable port designed for use in the treatment of stroke, cancer, and other conditions.


Pentair, an international water company with U.S. headquarters in Golden Valley, announced that it has named Steve Pilla executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, effective Aug. 3.


Ryan, a global tax services and software provider, announced that Brian Stromen has joined the firm’s executive management team as principal and practice leader of the national tax practice, based in the Minneapolis office. … Accounting and business services firm BerganKDV has named St. Cloud shareholder Jeff Bloss as the firm’s CPA Services Solution Leader.


Gov. Tim Walz announced the appointment of Angie Dickison as executive director of Broadband Development within the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).


CaringBridge, an Eagan-based a nonprofit social network that helps people connect during a health journey, announced the following new board members: Paurvi Bhatt, vice president, Medtronic Philanthropy, president, Medtronic Foundation; Kevin O’Leary, health care consultant formerly with Allina Health; Cris Ross, chief information officer, Mayo Clinic; Andy Thieman,vice president marketing and brand strategy, NorthRock Partners, and Solome Tibebu, CEO, Cephalo Health. … Minneapolis law firm Henson Efron announced that attorney Stuart Williams has been elected chair of the Minnesota Drug Formulary Committee, which reviews and recommends drugs covered by Medicaid and MinnesotaCare. … Medica, a Minnetonka-based health insurer, announced that Dan Abdul has joined the organization as senior vice president and chief technology officer.


Richfield-based national electronics retailer Best Buy was named to parity.org’s list of “best companies for women to advance.”


Grand View Lodge, a Nisswa-based spa and golf resort, announced it has been is recognized as one of the top resorts globally in the annual “World’s Best Awards 2020” by Travel + Leisure magazine.


Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, has been recognized in the 2020 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, highlighting Minnesota estate planning attorneys William J. Brody and Cameron R. Seybolt.


St. Cloud-based business products and service supplier Marco announced that it was awarded a contract with the Cooperative Purchasing Connection to be the primary reseller of sound reinforcement equipment and services to K-12 schools and state and local government agencies in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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