Palo Alto,Calif, August 24, 2004 The Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) Board of Directors today announced that David W. Martin, Jr., M.D., has been elected Lead Director, replacing the late Terry R. Lautenbach who passed away suddenly in June.The Board has also named Samuel Hellman, M.D., to serve on its Executive Committee together with Dr. Martin and Board Chairman Richard M. Levy, PhD.
Dr. Martin has served on the company’s board since 1994, first with Varian Associates and then with Varian Medical Systems following the spin-off of the company’s instruments and semiconductor equipment manufacturing businesses in 1999.In addition to serving Varian Medical Systems as Lead Director, Dr. Martin is serving on the Board’s Executive, Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance, Compensation and Management Development, Stock Grant, and Strategy and Technology committees. Dr. Hellman has served on the company’s board since 1992. In addition to the Executive Committee, Dr. Hellman serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance, Compensation and Management Development, and Strategy and Technology committees.
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