Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston Scientific), US based medical device company, board has elected John E. Sununu as a director. Previously, Sununu served as a US Senator from New Hampshire. He was a member of the committees on banking, commerce, finance and foreign relations, and was appointed the congressional representative to the United Nations General Assembly. In addition, the company announced the retirement of Joel Fleishman from the board.

Sununu was vice chairman of the budget committee and a member of the appropriations committee. During his 12 years in Congress, he drafted and helped pass several important pieces of legislation, including the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Survivors Benefit Act and the New England Wilderness Act.

Before to serving in Congress, Sununu served as chief financial officer for Teletrol Systems, a manufacturer of building control systems.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

“John is a highly talented individual with broad and valuable experience in the areas of technology, science, business and government,” said Pete Nicholas, chairman of the board of Boston Scientific. “We are pleased to welcome him to Boston Scientific, and we look forward to the benefits of his considerable expertise.”

“Joel is a charter member of the board, having joined when the Company went public in 1992,” said Nicholas. “Through 17 years of distinguished service, he has provided a diverse perspective grounded in a wide-ranging and successful career. Joel has been a leader in the fields of public policymaking, ethics and philanthropy, as well as university administration. Boston Scientific has been most fortunate to have his guidance, judgment and counsel over the years. We appreciate Joel’s exceptional service and thank him for his friendship and many contributions.”