Abiomed names Bowen as VP, CFO

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Abiomed, a provider of heart recovery products providing circulatory support to acute heart failure patients, has appointed Robert L. Bowen as vice president (VP) and chief financial officer (CFO).

From 2005 to 2008, Bowen was VP and CFO for GSI Group, a laser and precision motion supplier in Bedford, Mass. At GSI, Bowen led the consolidation of its financial operations, implemented desktop financial reporting systems, played a role in assessing a joint venture partnership in China, and worked on several acquisition opportunities, including the acquisition of Excel Technologies.

During 2004 to 2006, Bowen was a founding partner and managing director of Graystone Capital Partners, an investment vehicle established to fund and launch an internet-based Chinese media company in Beijing. The Danvers, Mass.-based Abiomed also noted that Bowen also held the VP and CFO position for Cytyc Corporation, a women’s healthcare company from 2000 to 2003. From 1997 to 2003, Bowen was the CFO for Case’s European Region in Paris. Prior to Case, Bowen held financial positions in the GE Healthcare, Trading and Lighting businesses, with assignments in the U.S., Asia and Europe for 20 years.

“He will be a tremendous asset to the company as we continue the successful momentum from the Impella launch,” said Michael R. Minogue, chairman, CEO and president of Abiomed.