Prior to his time as sales & marketing veep with OmniGuide, Avila served as veep of commercial operations and surgical solutions in Europe for Covidien, and had management roles at Aspect Medical, Synthes Inc. and Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE), IlluminOss said.
“We are pleased to bring someone of Mr. Avila’s caliber on at such a pivotal time for IlluminOss. Through his extensive experience in the medical device industry, he has cultivated the knowledge and skillset we are looking for to drive adoption of the IlluminOss System as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional facture repair methods,” CTO Robert Rabiner said in a press release.
IlluminOss said the addition will aid the company as it moves towards FDA approval of its orthopedic fracture repair system, which features light-curable polymer contained in a balloon catheter to help with bone stabilization.
“We are confident that IlluminOss’ technology has what it takes to redefine and improve the way complex fracture treatment can be approached. We have been very selective in the development of our team to ensure that we have the right people at the helm to continue to advance IlluminOss, and Mr. Avila will be a valuable addition,” board member Fouad Azzam said in prepared remarks.
IlluminOss said it is currently running its 1st trial aiming for FDA approval of the device.
Philips promotes lighting CFO Bhattacharyaafter after ex-chief Wirahadiraksa is lured away to cement company
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said its corporate CFO Ron Wirahadiraksa resigned from the company and will be replaced by Philips lighting finance chief Abhijit Bhattacharya. Wirahadiraksa will go on to join cement company LafargeHolcim.
Accuray raises commerce chief Londo to COO
Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) said it has promoted Kelly Londy, who joined the company in 2011 and last served as chief commercial officer to COO effective immediately. Londy will keep her role as exec veep as well.
Bovie moves Ewers from interim to permanent CFO
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said its interim CFO Jay Ewers, who has served in the position since mid-June, will stay on in the role for the foreseeable future.
Corindus taps ex-Boston Scientific exec Lickovitch as sales & service veep
Corindus Vascular Robotics (OTC:CVRS) said it picked up previous Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) interventional cardiology division veep veep Gary Lickovitch as its new sales and service veep.
- Johnson & Johnson promotes Kapusta to CAO to replace retired Cosgrove
- Zynex CFO Alleman steps down, replaced by interim exec from C Squared
- Abiomed names Bilazarian as new interventional cardiology veep
- Hill Rom picks Burhans as new veep and corporate controller
- Aortica lures Magnolia Medical’s Eubanks for ops veep
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