July 20, 2009 – Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates has opened an office in Minneapolis and named John H. Wang as its managing director. Most recently, Mr. Wang served as chief technology officer at CircuLite, Inc. With a 30-year career in the medical device industry that began at St. Jude Medical, Mr. Wang will spearhead the life science search practice which will be the predominant focus of the Minneapolis office. “John has been on both sides of the desk. He has been both client and candidate in the retained search process at various points in his career,” said Rich Carter, president and CEO of SRA International, the franchisor of Sanford Rose Associates. “His insider’s understanding of the industry will also be a real asset to his clients. We are very excited to have him join our network.” Sanford Rose Associates Minneapolis will focus on mid- to executive-level management positions in the medical device, diagnostic and biotechnology segments of the life sciences industry. Founded in 1959, Sanford Rose Associates is a full-service executive search firm with a network of over 65 offices in North America, Europe and Asia.