Mergers and acquisitions

St. Jude Medical Inc., Little Canada, announced that it has closed on its previously announced $3.3 billion acquisition of Thoratec Corp., Pleasanton, Calif.


CaringBridge, Eagan, named Chee Wong as its chief technology officer. He was most recently a vice president of delivery strategy and enterprise business systems at Thomson Reuters.


The Toro Co., Bloomington, was named a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its work to improve water efficiency and for its efforts in promoting the agency's WaterSense program in 2014.