Cardiac Science Corporation (Cardiac Science), a cardiovascular monitoring and diagnostic devices company, has appointed Dave Marver as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). He replaces current CEO, John Hinson, who is leaving the company for personal reasons, effective March 30, 2009. Marver will also replace Hinson on the board of directors, effective March 31, 2009. Marver comes to Cardiac Science as its chief operating officer in October 2008.

Before joining Cardiac Science, he spent 14 years at Medtronic, where he held a number of senior leadership roles with large businesses including Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiac Surgery, and Diabetes. At Medtronic, his roles included vice president strategy & business development, vice president sales, vice president marketing, and vice president product strategy.

Marver also spent 3 at Medtronic’s International Headquarters, where he led commercial activities for Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm Management business in Western Europe. In addition to this, he has significant experience in device informatics and connectivity, having served as US business director for Medtronic’s patient management business.

Marver earned his BA from Duke University and his MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Under John Hinson’s leadership, the company grew nearly five-fold and finished 2008 with record revenues, cash flow and a debt-free balance sheet,” said Ruediger Naumann-Etienne, chairman of the board. “On behalf of the entire Board I want to thank him for his decade of service to the company.” He added further, “We are very fortunate to have found another strong leader in Dave Marver, and the Board is very excited to work with him as CEO to take the company forward.”