Kennesaw-based CryoLife Inc. is expanding into Asia, opening a regional headquarters in Singapore to be led by a seasoned international executive charged with expanding sales in the region. 

CryoLife’s product mix of includes medical devices and adhesives used in cardiac and vascular surgeries. The company is first eyeing China and Japan for new product introductions. 

Rich Gridley, currently vice president of sales for Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, will relocate to Singapore sometime this quarter to also become general manager of a newly created subsidiary, CryoLife Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. 

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