Healthcare Industry News: endoscopy
News Release - July 27, 2009
Custom Spine Announces New Board of Directors and CFOPARSIPPANY, N.J., July 27 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- To further strengthen the company's leadership and future outlook, Custom Spine announces new members to the Board of Directors. Over the past several months Custom Spine, under the leadership of President Lew Bennett, has made efforts to diversify the experience of the company's Board of Directors.
The new members are considered industry leaders in their respective fields and bring with them vast business experience. Gualberto (Gil) Medina, currently serves as the Executive Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately held global real estate services firm. His past experience includes an appointment as the Secretary of Commerce for the State of New Jersey and to the Small Business Administration National Advisory Council.
Custom Spine also appointed two businessmen to the Board of Directors from the medical device industry. James Pastena is a Founder and CEO of ElectroCore, LLC, an innovative neuromodulation company currently conducting human trials with a revolutionary airway rescue system for asthmatics in crisis. Previously, Mr. Pastena served as President - CEO of EBI and Corporate Vice President of Biomet and grew sales from $80 million to just under $500 million . Additionally, Doug Daniels, President /CEO and Director at Hydrocision, joined the Custom Spine Board of Directors with over 26 years of medical device experience. Mr. Daniels has previously held position as the President /CEO of VeinRx and served as Vice President and General Manager of the Microvasive endoscopy Division at Boston Scientific where revenues grew from $8.5 to $450 million during his time at the company.
In addition, David D. Hess has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A CPA, David brings with him more than 25 years of finance and accounting expertise. He is a hands-on executive with a deep cost/management accounting background, ERP- and SOX-implementation skills, and initial-public offering (IPO) experience. He specializes in infrastructure development and integration, enterprise turnaround and strategic planning.
Lew Bennett, President of Custom Spine, commented: "We are delighted to add these executives to Custom Spine's leadership team. Their wealth of experience and proven business sense will be a tremendous asset to the company as we look forward to future growth in the spine industry."
About Custom Spine
Custom Spine, Inc. is a pioneering leader in the spine market creating the next generation of surgeon-friendly spinal implants and instruments that provide superior performance and patient care. The company was founded by top engineers and industry professionals in partnership with orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons to develop advanced medical solutions. Custom Spine (www.customspine.com) is a privately held company headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. For more information, please contact 1-973-808-0019.
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