1 EXHIBIT 10.57 EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT made as of this 24
day of October 1996 (the "Commencement Date") by and between Interact Medical
Technologies Corporation (the "Company"), and Donald L. Johanson ("Executive").
WHEREAS, the Company and Executive desire to enter into an ...
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTEMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT made as of this 24 day of October 1996 (the
"Commencement Date") by and between Interact Medical Technologies Corporation
(the "Company"), and Donald L. Johanson ("Executive").
WHEREAS, the Company and Executive desire to enter into an employment
contract that shall govern the terms and conditions of Executive's employment
with the Company and shall provide certain severance benefits to Executive upon
his termination of employment.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. TITLE. Executive shall serve as Senior Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company and shall in such capacity report directly to
the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the "Chief Executive Officer").
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Executive hereby agrees to remain as
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company during the
Employment Period and to perform in good faith and to the best of his ability
all services which may be required of Executive in such position and to be
available to render such services at all reasonable times and places in
accordance with such reasonable directions and requests as the Chief Executive
Officer may from time to time reasonably specify. Executive shall, during the
Employment Period, devote substantially all of his time, ability, energy and
skill to the performance of his duties and responsibilities hereunder.
3. PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT. The period of Executive's employment with
the Company pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement shall commence as of
the Commencement Date and shall, unless sooner terminated in accordance with
Paragraph 10 hereof, continue through October 24, 1998 ("Employment Period").
A. During the Employment Period, Executive shall receive an
annualized base salary of $145,000, less all applicable withholdings and
deductions (the "Base Salary"). The Base Salary shall be reviewed by the
Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") and
shall be subject to upward adjustment only, no less frequently than annually,
with the first such review to occur on or prior to October 31, 1997.
B. Executive shall be eligible to earn a bonus during each year of
service during the Employment Period in an amount up to forty percent (40%) of
the Base Salary in such year, less all applicable withholdings and deductions
(the "Annual Bonus"). The Annual Bonus shall be based on Executive's job
performance and the Company's achievement of certain financial and performance
objectives. The specific terms and conditions of the annual bonus plan for
Executive shall be determined solely by the
Compensation Committee of the Board (the "Bonus Plan"). The objectives contained
in the Bonus Plan shall be established by mutual agreement of Executive and the
Compensation Committee of the Board, and such objectives shall include such key
initiatives as the parties deem important and reasonably achievable, which may
include, without limitation, profit objectives, earnings goals and market share
performance. Bonus payments under the Bonus Plan shall be payable only if such
objectives are achieved.
C. The Base Salary shall be paid at semimonthly intervals over the
Employment Period, in accordance with the Company's standard payroll practices.
The Company shall deduct and withhold from Executive's compensation payable
hereunder any and all applicable federal, state and local income and employment
withholding taxes (if any) and any other amounts required to be deducted or
withheld by the Company under applicable statutes, regulations, ordinances or
orders governing or requiring the withholding or deduction of amounts otherwise
payable as compensation or wages to employees.
D. Upon Executive's execution of this Agreement, the Company shall
grant Executive an option to purchase 60,000 shares of the Company's Common
Stock ("Common Stock") at a per share purchase price of $6.30 (the "Option").
The Option shall qualify as an incentive stock option (as defined under Section
422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) and shall be subject to the customary
three year vesting and the other limitations imposed by the Company's 1994
Incentive Stock Option Plan.
5. BUSINESS EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT. Executive shall be entitled, in
accordance with the reimbursement policies in effect from time to time, to
receive reimbursement from the Company for all travel, entertainment and other
business expenses incurred by Executive in the performance of his duties
hereunder, provided Executive furnishes the Company with vouchers, receipts and
other details in accordance with the Company's policies applicable to other
senior management executives.
6. BENEFITS. During the Employment Period:
A. The Company shall provide Executive with four weeks paid
vacation for each year of service during the Employment Period.
B. The Company shall provide Executive an automobile allowance of
$450 per month payable pro rata with each semimonthly disbursement described in
Paragraph 4.C hereof.
C. The Company shall provide Executive and his dependents with
coverage under all medical, dental and/or vision plans and other welfare or
retirement benefit programs available to the Company's executives and their
dependents, to the extent Executive and his dependents satisfy the applicable
7. RESTRICTIVE COVENANT. During the Employment Period:
A. Executive shall devote substantially all of his time and energy
to the performance of Executive's duties described herein, except during periods
of illness or vacation.
B. Executive shall not directly or indirectly provide services to
or through any person, firm or other entity except the Company, unless otherwise
authorized by the Company in writing.
C. Executive shall not render any services of any kind or
character for Executive's own account or for any other person, firm or entity
without first obtaining the Company's written consent.
D. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive shall have the right
to perform such incidental services as are necessary in connection with (i) his
private passive investments, but only if Executive is not obligated or required
to (and shall not in fact) devote any managerial efforts which significantly
interfere with the services required to be performed by him hereunder, (ii) his
charitable or community activities or (iii) participation in trade or
professional organizations, but only if such incidental services do not
significantly interfere with the performance of Executive's services hereunder.
8. NON-COMPETITION. During the Employment Period, Executive shall not
directly or indirectly:
A. actively own, manage, operate, join, control or participate in
the ownership, management, operation or control of, or be employed by or
connected in any manner with, any enterprise which is engaged in any business
competitive with that which the Company is at the time conducting or proposing
to conduct; provided, however, that such restriction shall not apply to any
passive investment representing an interest of less than two percent (2%) of an
outstanding class of publicly traded securities of any corporation or other
enterprise which is not, at the time of such investment, engaged in a business
geographically competitive with the Company's business;
B. encourage or solicit any Company employee to leave the
Company's employ for any reason or interfere in any material manner with
employment relationships at the time existing between the Company and its
current employees; or
C. solicit any customer of Company, induce any the Company
customer to terminate its existing business relationship with the Company or
interfere in any material manner with any existing business relationship between
the Company and any customer or other third party.
9. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION. Concurrent with execution of this
Agreement, Executive shall execute the Company's standard form of employee
proprietary information and inventions agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A.
10. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT.
A. The Company may terminate Executive's employment under this
Agreement at any time for any reason, with or without Cause, by giving at least
ninety (90) days prior written notice of such termination to Executive. However,
such ninety (90)-day notice requirement shall not apply to the termination of
Executive's employment (i) for Non-Performance or (ii) for Cause under
Paragraphs 10.B or 10.C hereof, respectively. Executive may terminate
Executive's employment under this Agreement at any time for any reason by giving
at least thirty (30) days prior written notice of such termination to the
B. The Company may terminate Executive's employment during the
Employment Period for Non-Performance. For purposes of this Agreement,
"NonPerformance" shall mean Executive's refusal to perform duties after receipt
of a written warning regarding his performance of such duties. Upon termination
for Non-Performance, the Company shall only be required to pay Executive any
unpaid compensation earned by him pursuant to Paragraph 4 hereof for services
rendered through the date of such termination and reimbursements unpaid to date
under Paragraphs 7 or 8 hereof, and Executive shall not be entitled to receive
any of the Severance Benefits set forth in Paragraph 10.E hereof.
C. The Company may at any time, upon written notice, terminate
Executive's employment with the Company hereunder for Cause. Such termination
shall be effective immediately upon such notice. For the purposes of this
Agreement, "Cause" shall mean: (i) dishonesty resulting, or intending to result,
directly or indirectly, in gain or personal enrichment at the expense of the
Company; (ii) gross misconduct, including without limitation, fraud, sexual
harassment or misappropriation of Company property or confidential information;
(iii) Executive's conviction of a felony under the laws of the United States or
any state thereof involving moral turpitude; or (iv) a breach by Executive of
material provisions of this Agreement, which breach continues for a period of
thirty (30) days after written notice of such breach. Upon such termination for
Cause, the Company shall only be required to pay Executive any unpaid
compensation earned by him pursuant to Paragraph 4 hereof for services rendered
through the date of such termination, and reimbursements unpaid to date under
Paragraphs 7 or 8 hereof, and Executive shall not be entitled to receive any of
the Severance Benefits set forth in Paragraph 10.E hereof.
D. In the event Executive's employment with the Company should
terminate by reason of his death or disability during the Employment Period,
Severance Benefits shall be payable to Executive's estate pursuant to Paragraph
E. If the Company terminates Executive (regardless of whether
before, on or after the last day of the Employment Period) and such termination
is not (i) for NonPerformance or (ii) for Cause pursuant to Paragraphs 10.B and
10.C hereof, respectively, then Executive shall be entitled to receive, as of
such termination date, (x) a lump sum severance payment equal to the entire Base
Salary then in effect not discounted to present
value, (y) full vesting of the Option and (z) continuation of all benefits then
in effect for a full year, less all applicable withholdings (the "Severance
11. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. The provisions of this Agreement shall
inure to the benefit of, and shall be binding upon, the Company, its successors
and assigns, and Executive, the personal representative of his estate and his
heirs and legatees.
12. GOVERNING DOCUMENT. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement
and understanding of the Company and Executive with respect to the terms and
conditions of Executive's employment with the Company and the payment of
severance and disability benefits and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous
written or verbal agreements and understandings between Executive and the
Company relating to such subject matter, other than as provided herein. This
Agreement may only be amended by written instrument signed by Executive and a
representative of the Compensation Committee of the Board. Any and all prior
agreements, understandings or representations relating to Executive's employment
with the Company are hereby terminated and cancelled in their entirety and are
of no further force or effect.
13. APPLICABLE LAW AND SEVERABILITY. This Agreement shall, in all
respects, be governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to
agreements executed and to be wholly performed within the State of California.
If any provision of this Agreement becomes or is deemed invalid, illegal or
unenforceable in any jurisdiction by reason of the scope, extent or duration of
its coverage, then such provision shall be deemed amended to the extent
necessary to conform to applicable law so as to be valid and enforceable or, if
such provision cannot be so amended without materially altering the intention of
the parties, then such provision shall be stricken and the remainder of this
Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Should there ever occur any
conflict between any provision contained in this Agreement and any present or
future statute, law, ordinance or regulation contrary to which the parties have
no legal right to contract, the latter shall prevail, but the provision of this
Agreement affected thereby shall be curtailed and limited only to the extent
necessary to bring it into compliance with the law. All the other terms and
provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect without
impairment or limitation. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be
decided by a court located in the State of California applying California law.
In the event of any lawsuit arising out of this Agreement, the prevailing party
shall be entitled to all costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
14. COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in more than one
counterpart, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which
together shall constitute but one and the same instrument.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the
day and year written above.
INTERACT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
By: /s/ BRUCE D. STURMAN
/s/ DONALD L. JOHANSON
Donald L. Johanson
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