Wright Medical Group's chief technology officer Frank Bono was fired for "failing to exhibit appropriate regard for the company's ongoing compliance program," according to a company report.
Interventional Spine named Stephen T. Colaiezzi senior vice president. He previously worked with Stryker, Medtronic and Aesculap.
Leslie H. Cross, former CEO of DJO Global, was elected to the Alphatech Spine board of directors as the non-executive chairman of the board. While with DJO Global, Mr. Cross helped the company's revenues grow from $30 million-$966 million.
Former Smith & Nephew executive Joseph DeVivo has become president of minimally invasive medical device company AngioDynamics, which focuses on vascular surgery. At Smith & Nephew, Mr. DeVivo led the company's $2 billion orthopedic business.
Andrew Ekdahl became president of DePuy Orthopaedics after serving DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson for 20 years. He also serves on the DePuy Franchise Global Management Board.
Former COO of Medtronic Michael DeMane was appointed president and CEO of Nevro, a spinal device company. Mr. DeMane filled the space vacated by founder and CEO Konstantinos Alataris, who remained as director of the company.
Former Worldwide President of DePuy Orthopaedics David K. Floyd will soon be the CEO of OrthoWorx, a Warsaw, Ind.-based orthopedic device company. Mr. Floyd was a founding member of the OrthoWorx board of directors and previously served as president and CEO of AxioMed Spine.
Orthopedic industry veteran Gary Henley was recently appointed executive chairman of the board of TransCorp Spine. Mr. Henley previously served as president and CEO of Wright Medical Group and in top leadership positions at Orthofix and Smith & Nephew.
In February, Smith & Nephew CEO David Illingworth announced his plans to retire in April. He was replaced by Olivier Bohuon, former chief executive of Pierre Fabre and former executive of Abbott Laboratories.
Stryker appointed former Johnson & Johnson executive Kevin Lobo as group president of the newly-formed Neurotechnology and Spine Group.
Orthofix named interim CFO Brian McCollum permanent CFO of the company, which he has served in various capacities for 10 years.
Chief compliance officer of Wright Medical Group Lisa L. Michels recently resigned after serving the company since 2008. Her resignation comes amid federal compliance issues with the company and she has been replaced by John Knighton, director of compliance, who will serve as interim CCO.
Following the resignation of Leslie Cross, Michael P. Mogul was named new CEO of DJO Global. He has previous experience as group president of orthopedics at Stryker.
Namal Nawana was named president of DePuy Spine, after serving with the company for more than 13 years. She filled the space of Gary Fischetti, who became company group chairman of the DePuy Family of Companies.
NuOrtho Surgical appointed Gregory Rainey to its board of directors. Mr. Rainey has previously served in leadership roles in Stryker's orthopedics division and continues to serves on the board of directors for RTI Biologics.
David D. Stevens was appointed interim president and CEO of Wright Medical Group after Gary Henley stepped down from the position without "good reason" under his employment agreement.
Stryker recently appointed Ramesh Subrahmanian as Group President, International, a position he began fulfilling on Sept. 1. He previously served the company in leadership roles in the United States, Germany, India and Asia Pacific markets.
Former DePuy Orthopaedics president Thomas J. Sullivan was appointed president and CEO of Symmetry Medical, an orthopedic device company. The former Symmetry Medical president, Brian S. Moore, became president of business development and continued serving on the company's board of directors.
Vincente Trelles was appointed senior vice president of worldwide operations and shared services at Orthofix. He previously served as COO of Inamed.
Orthofix appointed Robert Vaters as new president and CEO, which took effect August 1. Mr. Vaters previously served as COO of the company and replaced former present and CEO Alan Milinazzo, who will remain on the company's board of directors.
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20 Orthopedic and Spine Device Company Executive MovesWritten by Laura Miller | September 02, 2011
Here are 20 orthopedic and spine device company executives who were appointed to or resigned from their posts this year.
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