Medical device company GI Dynamics has appointed Brian Callahan to the position of chief compliance officer and executive vice president clinical, regulatory and quality.

“Callahan will be responsible for overseeing the company’s clinical, regulatory and quality affairs and will ensure the company is engaged in an effective dialogue with regulatory bodies in Europe, Australia, and the United States,” the company said. “He has extensive experience working as a consultant with the FDA in remediating serious issues across multiple companies.”

Callahan is an accomplished senior compliance executive with more than 25 years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biologics industries. He began his career in the U.S. Army as a nuclear weapons specialist and has experience working for Johnson & Johnson, Covidien, and Quintiles.

In 2002, Callahan founded EEC & Associates, a global compliance consulting company providing clinical, regulatory and quality services to domestic and international life science companies. More recently, Callahan was executive vice president of clinical, quality and regulatory affairs at Histogenics.