DEERFIELD, Ill., June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, today announced two senior leadership appointments to support its transition to a pure-play global spine company. Scott Durall will join RTI as Chief Commercial Officer, and Bryan Cornwall will join RTI as Executive Vice President, Research and Clinical Affairs, both effective June 15, 2020. Durall and Cornwall bring to RTI decades of commercial, operational and scientific expertise, and will support the Company’s ongoing focus on becoming a leader in the global spine market following the close of the pending the sale of the OEM business.
Durall has more than 30 years of experience as a medical device sales and commercial leader. His extensive track record in driving growth, improving surgeon engagement and managing national accounts will help further commercialize RTI’s sales channels in the U.S. Scott joins RTI from Earlens where he was Executive Vice President of Sales. Previously, he spent 10 years at NuVasive serving as Executive Vice President of Strategic Sales and Operations, Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Area Sales Vice President. Scott began his medical device career at U.S. Surgical Corporation progressing to Sales Director, and then spent 10 years with Boston Scientific as an accomplished leader in corporate sales.
Cornwall brings his 25 years of clinical operations and research experience in the medical device industry to RTI from the University of San Diego’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, where he was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His experience driving innovation through scientific competence within the spine industry, combined with his strong surgeon relationships, will aid the continued development of RTI’s global spine portfolio with a focus on clinical differentiation. He is well-published with more than 24 peer-reviewed publications, 24 U.S. patents and eight book chapters. Cornwall previously held leadership roles in his 12-plus-year tenure at NuVasive, including President SOLAS & NSF, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations & Research, Senior Vice President of Research & Clinical Resources, and Vice President of R&D, as well as leadership roles at MacroPore Biosurgery and DePuy-ACE.
RTI continues to strengthen its spine leadership team following the recent appointment of Terry Rich as President, Global Spine, in December 2019.
“Adding two proven and well-respected leaders like Scott and Bryan to RTI strengthens our world-class spine team and gives us the know-how to enhance our position as a top-ten industry player,” said Terry Rich, President, Global Spine, RTI. “Having previously worked with both Scott and Bryan, I know firsthand they have what it takes for us to accelerate innovation, advance patient care and improve outcomes. I look forward to the positive and lasting impact they will have on all our stakeholders as we prepare to go all in on spine.”
“After tripling the size of our spine business over the last five years, we are now moving to the next phase of our journey as we prepare to become a global, pure-play spine company,” said Camille Farhat, President and CEO, RTI. “As we do, I am confident we will remain a leading partner of choice for independent surgeons and distributors with our high-growth product platforms, our clinically differentiated innovation, our channel effectiveness, and now our high-caliber leadership team. Today, we have solidified the foundational elements to enable our exciting future in spine.”
About RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc.
RTI Surgical Holdings is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, plastic surgery, spine, orthopedic and trauma procedures and are distributed in over 50 countries. RTI has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of AdvaMed. For more information, please visit www.rtix.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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