|Edward Samek |
Edward L. Samek has been a Director since October 2001. Mr. Samek served as Vice Chairman of MedQuist, Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The MRC Group and predecessor companies from 1982 to 1998 when it was acquired by MedQuist. Previously, he served as President of Hudson Pharmaceutical Corporation and Childcraft Education Corp. He has also held executive and management positions with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Avon Products, Inc. Currently an independent consultant and investor, Mr. Samek serves as a Director of the Jackson Laboratory and Water Jel. He has extensive background and experience in the healthcare services industry and currently serves and has previously served on the boards of several healthcare companies. In addition, he is the Company’s longest serving director, having joined the Board in 2001. Mr. Samek currently serves as the Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of our Compensation Committee and Audit Committee.