Governance 2017-12-04T13:29:06+00:00
Vapotherm Senior Leaders and Board of Directors


Vapotherm, Inc. is a privately held company based in Exeter, New Hampshire, dedicated to the development, manufacture and marketing of respiratory devices that improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall delivery costs and improve quality of life for patients.

The company’s breakthrough, proprietary Hi-VNI® Technology provides an alternative to more invasive respiratory support for patients in the Emergency Department, ICU, and general care floors of the hospital.

Senior Leadership Team

Joe Army, President & Chief Executive Officer
Lindsay Becker, Human Resources Director
John Coolidge, VP Operations
George Dungan, VP Science & Innovation
Lise Halpern, VP Marketing & Clinicals
Som Kovvuri, VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance
John Landry, VP & Chief Financial Officer
Greg Ramade, VP International Sales
Mike Webb, VP Research & Development
Buck Weller, VP U.S. Sales

Board of Directors

James Liken (Chairman)
J. Neal Armstrong
Joe Army
Tony Arnerich
Marina Hahn
Jason Lettmann
Geoff Pardo
Craig Reynolds
Michael Ward
Bess Weatherman

Joe Army

Joe Army, President & Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Vapotherm, Army was CEO of Salient Surgical from 2007 until the Company’s sale to Medtronic in 2011. Army joined Salient in 1999 and initially served as CFO. Prior to Salient, Army served Westaim Biomedical as VP of Finance & Supply Chain Operations. Earlier in his career, Army was a turnaround and strategy consultant for Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. He holds a BA in History from the University of Rhode Island, and a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Vapotherm Chairman

Jim Liken, Chairman of the Board

Jim served as President and CEO of Respironics, Inc. from August 1999 through December 2003 and as Vice Chairman until March 2008. Before joining Respironics, Jim was owner of Liken Home Medical Inc., a regional provider of home respiratory services from 1990 until he sold the business in July of 1998. Jim has been active in the home medical business since 1976, serving in management and ownership capacities for several predecessor companies. He served on the board of the American Association of Homecare from 1980 to 2003, serving as chairman of the organization on two separate occasions.