Greatbatch

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Making the decision to change careers and return to education can be daunting in a challenging job market. Western New York native Sabrina Cascucci left a stable job to go back to college at 38-years old to try and make an impact in the field of medical technology.

Clarence-based Greatbatch, Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters to Frisco, Texas. 

The medical device manufacturer announced today that some top executives will move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area this summer, and further shifts will be considered as warranted.  The company says the move will allow it to operate in a stronger, more centralized business environment. 

They were our neighbors, they were brilliant, and each had a vision to do some good in the world. "They were both intellectual and practical explorers," says management consultant Emmett Murphy.  "Both wanted to do something that would change the world."

Dr. Herbert Hauptman won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985. His work on crystal structures led to development of thousands of life-saving drugs and medical procedures.  Wilson Greatbatch developed the implantable heart pacemaker in the late 1950's.