Second Sight Medical Products announced the appointment of David Jacques as Vice President of Research and Development.
"David has over 30 years of experience in the medical and semiconductor equipment industries. Since June 2016, he has been an important contributor as a consultant to our R&D team, so I am pleased that he has joined us full-time as we execute our R&D strategy,” Will McGuire, President and CEO of Second Sight, said in a company news release.
“David will have responsibility for all areas of research and development as we continue strengthening an organization focused on delivering new, innovative products to restore sight to an increasing population of blind individuals. David’s proven leadership skills in motivating engineering teams will complement our efforts to expand the commercial presence of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis to ultimately address the nearly 8 million individuals worldwide who are blind due to causes that today have no treatment," Mr. McGuire said.
David’s experience includes senior leadership roles and consulting positions at multiple medical device companies, including Stereotaxis, Intuitive Surgical, Volcano and others. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a BS in Electrical Engineering.