Mr. Barberich has been a director of HeartWare since April 2008. He is the Founder and former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Sepracor Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company based in Marlborough, Massachusetts which was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. in 2009.
He founded Sepracor in 1984 and was President and Chief Executive Officer through 1999 when he also became chairman. He serves on the boards of BioSphere Medical, Gemin X Biotechnologies and Resolyx Pharmaceuticals. Prior to founding Sepracor, Mr. Barberich spent 10 years as a senior executive at Millipore Corporation, a company that provides separations products to the life science research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and electronic markets.
Mr. Barberich is a graduate of Kings College. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry.