NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) announced a flurry of new executive assignments yesterday as it reorganizes its leadership team under new CEO Gregory Lucier, who took over the position in May from ousted Alex Lukianov.
NuVasive 14-year vet Pat Miles will stay on as COO and president, a position he was appointed to earlier this year, NuVasive said. Current CFO Quentin Blackford will also hold his spot with the company, with the added title of executive vice president.
“Our ability to accelerate our growth, continue to take market share in the global spine market, meet the needs of our customers and generate value for our shareholders has never been stronger. With this incredibly dynamic leadership team and new roles and responsibilities defined, we can move even faster to deliver game-changing innovation, expand globally, drive operational efficiencies and inspire our ‘A-Player’ Shareowners to be the best they can be,” CEO Gregory Lucier said in a press release.
Jason Hannon will take over as general counsel and international executive veep from Russel Powers, who will stay on with the company as an exec veep with a focus on the company’s expansion into China, according to NuVasive.
The company’s U.S. sales and service is being retitled as U.S. commercial, but previous head Matt Link will stay at the helm of the renamed department, the San Diego, Calif.-based company said.
Carol Cox is being promoted to exec veep of strategy, corporate development and external affairs from her position as exec veep of corporate affairs and human resources. Pete Leddy will move from his position on the board to take over human resources as to try and manage workforce attendance and corporate integrity, NuVasive said.
NuVasive said they will be looking to fill the newly created role of chief information officer as well.
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