Don Spence (1975 Economics) is Chairman and CEO of Lake Region Medical based in Wilmington, MA but is planning to retire later in 2015. Prior to his role with Lake Region Medical, Don served as Chief Executive Officer, Home Healthcare Solutions for Philips Healthcare and was also President, Sleep and Home Respiratory Group for Respironics, Inc. Although in retirement Don plans to remain active in the medical device industry, he began his career as a financial analyst at Ford Motor Company. During his 40 year career, Don served in various roles in the medical device and automotive industries including: finance, strategic planning, operations, and sales and marketing for the BOC Group plc. and GKN plc. Don also received a master’s degree in Economics from Central Michigan University in 1979 and he now resides in Clarkston, Michigan with his wife Pat (1975 Psychology).