Healthcare Industry News: K2M
News Release - October 20, 2006
Tom Patton Joins K2M Board of DirectorsOrthopedic Industry Leader to Help Drive Success at Growing Spine Technology Company
LEESBURG, Va.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--K2M, Inc., the Surgeon Driven Design(TM) company, today announced that Thomas Patton has joined its Board of Directors. Patton brings significant orthopedic and healthcare industry experience to K2M. Currently, Patton is the CEO of Informed Medical Communications, a provider of interactive education services to the biopharma industry, and is also a Co-founder of QDx, Inc., a diagnostic development company exploring new methods of hematology analysis. Previously, Patton served as the President and CEO of Wright Medical Technology, Inc., and has served on the Board of Directors of various companies in the orthopedic industry including Osteotech, Inc.
"K2M is honored to welcome Mr. Patton to our board," stated Eric Major, K2M's President and CEO. "We are very fortunate to have Mr. Patton bring his extensive operating and industry expertise to our team - reaffirming our commitment to the research and development of breakthrough spinal technologies."
"I appreciate the opportunity to join the terrific team of professionals at K2M," stated Tom Patton. "Their dedicated approach to surgeon-driven solutions has positioned the company for explosive growth. As an advocate of unique technologies that solve surgeon problems, I look forward to working with the Board and the management team to realize that great potential and create an industry leader in spinal therapies."
K2M uses Surgeon Driven Design to develop and produce superior products with shorter time to market. Chief Medical Officer, Chairman, and co-founder, Dr. John Kostuik, former Chief of Spine Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, drives K2M's commitment to the research and development of technologies that are redefining the market. K2M's industry expertise and values derive from an unprecedented Board of Scientific Advisors consisting of an impressive team of spine industry leaders. K2M's comprehensive line of patented products includes; stabilization, minimally invasive systems, motion preservation innovations and other advanced breakthroughs in surgical spine solutions. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.
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