Lawin Resigns As Bioplasty President and CEO
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Bioplasty Inc., a former manufacturer of silicone gel-filled breast implants, said Monday that Timothy P. Lawin has resigned as president and chief executive officer.
The company said Daniel G. Holman, chairman of the board, will succeed Lawin immediately.
Bioplasty was one of a few American manufacturers of silicone breast implants before it stopped making the devices in March 1992. The Food and Drug Administration last spring restricted the use of the implants, which have been known to rupture and cause medical problems for women.
Bioplasty still makes reconstructive surgery and wound-care products.
Lawin will remain a member of the board and will devote his time to managing a wound-care business he acquired from Bioplasty, the company said.