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Don Spence

Don Spence

* Don Spence (1975 Economics) is retired and lives with his wife Pat (Watrous - 1975 Psychology) in Clarkston, Michigan.  Don spent over 40 years in leadership positions primarily in the medical device and automotive markets.  Prior to his retirement, he was President and CEO of Ebb Therapeutics in Pittsburgh, PA (2016-2019), Chairman and CEO of Lake Region Medical in Wilmington, MA (2010-2016), and Chief Executive Officer, Philips/Respironics in Pittsburgh, PA (2005-2010). 

Don began his career as a financial analyst at Ford Motor Company.  Over the years he 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.  Don remains active in the medical device industry and is a member of the Board of Directors for Integer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ITGR), Linguaflex and Ebb Therapeutics.  He is also serves on the Board of Everest Collegiate High School and Academy in Clarkston, MI.

* Don serves as Chair of the Advisory Board



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