October 15, 2014 – The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited John R. Barr as chief executive officer of Surgical Specialties Corporation. Mr. Barr was formerly executive vice president and president, global surgical at Bausch and Lomb. Jodie Emery, a Caldwell partner, led the assignment. Surgical Specialties Corporation develops and manufactures surgical instruments for its own brands and as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for virtually every medical device company in the U.S. and throughout the world. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its clients through offices and partners in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Calgary, Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, Stamford, New York City, and a strategic presence in London.