John McDermott

John McDermott

Endologix Inc. Chief Executive John McDermott resigned.

McDermott has been CEO since May 2008; the company said he’ll stay on until the position is filled.

Board Chairman Daniel Lemaitre thanked McDermott for his service; McDermott cited the company’s vision and product pipeline as elements that will overcome its recent woes.

Endologix (Nasdaq: ELGX) this week reported quarterly revenue of $44 million, which missed analyst expectations and an operating loss of $15 million that beat forecasts.

It reported an operating loss of $66 million for the year on revenue of $181 million; in 2016 revenue was $193 million and its operating loss was $95 million.

Irvine-based Endologix develops treatments such as stent grafts for aortic disorders.

Shares traded recently at about $4 a share for a $340 million market cap, down from $6.50 a share a year ago.