Richard Cooper Woodyard, Vice President, Sales at eCardio, died peacefully in his home on January 19th after a 2-year fight with cancer. He was 53. Woodyard began his tenure at eCardio as Vice President, Business Development. As Vice President, Sales, Woodyard led the company’s sales development initiatives. He was also responsible for identifying, negotiating and integrating new partners, products, technologies, services and applications into eCardio's comprehensive product and service offerings. Woodyard was an accomplished leader with more than 26 years of experience in healthcare management with specific focus and contributions in the cardiac device industry. Woodyard relocated to Houston in 1982 to begin a career in medical device sales. Throughout his distinguished career, Woodyard touched many lives. His dedicated work ethic and sincere caring attitude won him the ongoing respect of his coworkers and even his competitors. Woodyard is survived by his wife, Gaye and two sons, Peyton and Cooper.