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 News Release - July 10, 2009

Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. Names Thomas J. McLeer as Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Spinal Operations

MARQUETTE, Mich., July 10 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of spinal and orthopaedic implants and instruments, has named Thomas J. McLeer as its new Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager of Spinal Operations, effective June 1, 2009.

Mr. McLeer, who had been Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Archus Orthopedics, will be in charge of managing and directing all of Pioneer's spinal operations, including marketing and sales.

"Tom brings real world spine experience to a high class organization," noted Jeff Millin, President & CEO of Pioneer Surgical Technology. "He will be a great addition to help us maintain our high growth rate."

Before joining Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., Mr. McLeer was responsible for directing all aspects of the creation of a new spinal implant segment at Archus Orthopedics, including world-wide strategy, growth, and development. He developed marketing, distribution, and training to facilitate clinical efforts and established local representation to handle cases in the United States, Europe, South America, and China.

Prior to Archus Orthopedics, Mr. McLeer held the role of Vice President of Business Development at Spinal Concepts, Inc. Previous to that he served as Vice President of Marketing at Interpore Cross, Inc., and in various product management roles at Zimmer, Inc. He also gained market experience serving in sales representative roles at Intermedics Associates, Inc., Howmedica-Johnson, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories early in his career.

Mr. McLeer has also been named inventor on numerous issued or pending medical device patents. Mr. McLeer holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Ohio State University. He and his wife Linda reside with their 12 year-old son in Redmond, Washington.

About Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.

Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. is a dynamic medical device firm headquartered in Marquette, Michigan. They have advanced Biologic research, development, and manufacturing facilities in Greenville, North Carolina and Woburn, Massachusetts. Pioneer has a full line of motion preservation devices available commercially in Europe or under clinical evaluation in the U.S. In addition, they offer diverse spinal fusion systems. Pioneer's signature articulating P3(TM) technology - Pioneer PEEK- on-PEEK, is vital to their nucleus replacement system, NuBac(TM), which is currently in U.S. clinical trials. Pioneer's focus on innovation has resulted in over 100 U.S. and foreign patents, with numerous patents pending. Pioneer is dedicated to developing products that are easier and faster for surgeons, cost effective for the healthcare system, and provide better patient outcomes.


Source: Pioneer Surgical Technology

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