Disc Motion Technologies Appoints Industry Veteran as New CEO

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 General News J E 4
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 27 Disc Motion Technologiesannounced that the company has appointed Andrew Paul Greenberg as the new CEO.

Mr. Greenberg has been a dedicated and talented leader in the industry formore than 20 years," said Manoj Krishna, FRCS, Disc Motion Co-Founder. "Hisleadership skills and commitment are evident to all who meet him. He was theunanimous choice of both the search committee and the full board of trustees.We are delighted to have him on board."

Mr. Greenberg brings to Disc Motion Technologies an extensive backgroundin the orthopaedic and spine industries as well as executive leadership invarious roles. He has a proven track record of success with several executivelevel positions, including Managing Director of Link America, Inc, DBA LinkOrthopaedics and Managing Director and Secretary of Link Bio Corp, thesuccessor company to Link Orthopaedics.

In these roles he has been responsible for the development and IDE studiesfor the Charite Disc, the Cervitech Disc and the Star Ankle. Very few spineindustry executives have his depth of experience. The Charite Disc was sold toDepuySpine for more than $400m.

"The position of Chief Executive Officer of Disc Motion Technologies is anoutstanding opportunity to lead a company with a promising future," said Mr.Greenberg. "I look forward to advancing our devices into the market to deliverinnovative and effective products to patients."

Mr. Greenberg's prior experience includes a position as Director and ChiefFinancial Officer for Link Spine Group Inc. and Co-Chief Executive Officer forthe Surgical Design Corp.

The company's former CEO, Jud Carlson, will remain with Disc MotionTechnologies as Managing Director.

Disc Motion Technologies was established in 2003 with the development ofthe first posterior lumbar-spine joint replacement system featuring aposterior artificial disc and a posterior dynamic stabilization device. TheTrue Total Spinal Motion Segment System (TSMS(TM)) was developed by TaiFriesem, MD and Manoj Krishna, FRCS to address the full surgical control ofthe degenerative spinal cascade by supporting normal, angular, physiologicalmotion and allowing the surgeon to treat the total degeneration in the lumbarspine.

Disc Motion Technologies will generate revenues from three spinal implantmarkets -- total disc replacement, posterior dynamic stabilization and lumbarfusion.

Disc Motion Technologies' True TSMS(TM) will be launched at the end of Mayat EuroSpine's Spine Week meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

SOURCE Disc Motion Technologies


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