Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Lonnie M. Smith has served on our Board of Directors since he joined Intuitive as Chief Executive Officer in June 1997. Smith now serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive from June 1997 to January 2010 and remained as an executive officer from January 2010 to January 2013. Prior to joining Intuitive, Smith was the Senior Executive Vice President at Hillenbrand Industries, which he joined in 1978 and during his tenure,he was also a member of the Executive Committee, the Office of the President, and the Board of Directors. Smith has also held positions with The Boston Consulting Group and IBM Corporation.
Smith served as a member of the Board of Directors of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. from January 2013 to December 2015 and has served as a member of the board of directors of several private companies.
Mr. Smith earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.