DJO Global, ex-Stryker reps want poaching case tossed



DJO Global and a quintet of ex-Stryker (NYSE:SYK) sales reps want federal judge to toss Stryker’s lawsuit claiming that DJO and the reps gutted its Indiana sales territory and are looking to lure more of the former Stryker colleagues into leaving.

The April suit in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey alleged that the scheme by DJO and a quintet of former Stryker sales reps – Kywin Supernaw, Brad Bolinger, Justin Davis, Jake Eisterhold, Eric Huebner and Tim Broecker – took a roughly 33% bite out of Stryker’s ortho & trauma sales in Indiana last year.

“Each of these individuals is now working on DJO’s behalf with the intent of maliciously interfering with Stryker’s longstanding customer relationships and jeopardizing significant revenue,” Stryker alleged in the complaint, claiming that Davis, Eisterhold & Huebner – who put up 33% of SYK’s ortho and trauma sales in the Hoosier State last year – abruptly bolted to DJO in February, reporting to Supernaw, who had already jumped ship in 2011 (taking 2 employees with him to aSmith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) distributor, the lawsuit alleged).



Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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