Former president of Medtronic AVE Europe Romano Ferrari has been appointed chairman of Ascendx Spine.
Spinal device company K2M recently hired three new senior international leaders. Larry W. Found will be the company's new senior vice president of global human resources, Gianluca Iasci will be the senior vice president of international and Carol Pinto will be the area vice president of Latin America.
Spine device company Intrinsic Therapeutics named Cary Hagan president and CEO. He previously worked in product development, commercialization and global marketing strategy at Wright Medical Group.
Barbara Henagan, founding member of Linx Partners, has joined the board of directors at SANUWAVE Health, a company focused on biological devices in regenerative medicine.
Executive vice president of U.S. commercial operations at DJO Global Andrew Holmon has announced he will leave the company. Current president and CEO Mike Mogul will assume his responsibilities.
Pittsburgh-based orthopedic technology company Ortho-tag recently appointed Ken Laing as CEO. He raised $1.6 million during his first few weeks at the helm.
Orthofix has promoted Bryan McMillan to president of the Spine Global Business Unit. He formerly served as the company's executive vice president-general manager for the spinal implants division of the Global Business Unit.
Robert J. Palmisano has been named president and CEO of Wright Medical Group. The interim president and CEO, David D. Stevens, will remain chairman of the board.
SANUWAVE also named former president, CEO and executive director for Accellent Ron Sparks to its board of directors.
Rhode Island-based Biomedical Structures has appointed Dean J. Tulumaris as president and CEO. He previously served as president and CEO of Memry.
Hanger Orthopedic Group has named Kenneth Wilson president and COO of its orthotic and prosthetic distribution business unit, Southern Prosthetic Supply. He previously held positions with Cardinal Health and is now replacing Ron May, who retired from the company after 33 years.
Hanger also named Vinit Asar president and COO of the company. He previously served as executive vice president and chief growth officer with the company, which he joined after 20 years with Johnson & Johnson.
InVivo therapeutics has named Edward Wirth, MD, as chief science officer. He will lead the first human clinical study for acute spinal cord injury patients using the company's proprietary scaffold system.
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Here are 15 executive changes among orthopedic and spine device companies over the past two months.
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