Sr. VP, Engineering
Mr. Laxmi Peri joined Abiomed in March 2021 as vice president of engineering. He is responsible for executing all new product development initiatives across the Impella® platform. Mr. Peri has extensive experience in the field of mechanical circulatory support. His career includes 10 years as vice president of global research and development at Thoratec, where he provided strategic direction to all R&D programs worldwide, including the development of HeartMate III. Prior to Thoratec, Mr. Peri also held senior leadership roles in manufacturing, operations management and R&D at St. Jude Medical, Zosano Pharma, Becton Dickinson, and Rapid Micro Biosystems.
Mr. Peri holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Allahabad, India, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Peri is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Iowa.