Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development of regenerative medicine products and medical devices, today announced the appointment of Carl O’Connell as President, reporting to the CEO effective October 6, 2016.
Mr. O’Connell will lead all commercial efforts by providing the vision, leadership, strategy and management skills necessary to continue and further develop Xtant Medical’s successful commercial business. He has worked to transform and grow companies into market leaders in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, ENT and Dentistry. His extensive leadership experience in both U.S. and global medical device markets will be an asset to Xtant Medical.
“We are pleased to have an executive of Carl’s stature and experience as a leader for Xtant Medical” said Dan Goldberger, Chief Executive Officer of Xtant Medical. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and a vast network of strong relationships within the medical device market, and has been directly responsible for creating growth strategies, opportunities and leadership platforms in his prior positions. I share the excitement of the Company in welcoming Carl to the team.”
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to be a part of this Company,” states Carl O’Connell, President of Xtant Medical. “Xtant Medical is an organization that has been focused on delivering quality products to its customers, and has taken great pride and responsibility as stewards of the gift of donation. My goal is to continue and build upon the positive momentum that Xtant Medical has achieved, and to work closely with the talented team to drive value for our customers, employees, and stakeholders.”
Carl O’Connell has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and medical device arena. He most recently worked as Global Vice President of Marketing for Wright Medical as the leader for the Foot and Ankle division, the fastest growing segment in Orthopedics. He has also served as President for the U.S. healthcare division of the Japanese conglomerate, ITOCHU Corporation, and previously as Global Vice President for Stryker Spine, and President for Carl Zeiss Surgical, Inc. Mr. O’Connell’s responsibilities have spanned from global marketing, sales, manufacturing, leadership development, regulatory affairs, corporate quality systems, research, product and business development functions. Carl received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an M.B.A. from Mount St. Mary’s College, Maryland.
About Xtant Medical Holdings
Xtant Medical develops, manufactures and markets regenerative medicine products and medical devices for domestic and international markets. Xtant Medical products serve the specialized needs of orthopedic and neurological surgeons, including orthobiologics for the promotion of bone healing, implants and instrumentation for the treatment of spinal disease, tissue grafts for the treatment of orthopedic disorders, and biologics to promote healing following cranial, and foot and ankle surgeries. With core competencies in both biologic and non-biologic surgical technologies, Xtant Medical can leverage its resources to successfully compete in global neurological and orthopedic surgery markets. For further information, please visit www.xtantmedical.com.