Lonnie Smith

LONNIE SMITH, President and CEO, joined Intuitive Surgical, Inc., in
June 1997 from Hillenbrand Industries, where he was Senior Executive
Vice President of Health Care. Mr. Smith joined Hillenbrand in 1978 and
during his tenure he was also a member of the executive committee and
held the office of the president and board of directors. Mr. Smith has
also held positions with The Boston Consulting Group and IBM. Mr. Smith
received his BSEE from Utah State University and an MBA from Harvard
Business School.