ChoiceSpine™ Announces Addition to Executive Leadership Position

October 2, 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ChoiceSpine LLC, a privately held spinal device manufacturer based in Knoxville, TN, announces the on-boarding of Lauren Bishop as its new Vice President of Biologics. Her addition is designed to grow the company’s expertise, deepen its knowledge base, and accelerate the adoption of ChoiceSpine’s biologics portfolio across the spine and orthopedic landscape.

As Vice President of Biologics, Bishop will lead and be responsible for ChoiceSpine’s full biologics portfolio functions including sales, marketing strategy, inventory, and forecasting. As a part of ChoiceSpine’s Leadership team, Lauren will assist in developing the strategic vision and operational plans for the company.

Lauren has over 15 years of experience within the medical device industry including marketing and sales leadership roles. Her varied industry experience encompasses biologics, spine, orthopedics, extremity, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic specialties. She has worked for top medical companies such as Biomet, Orthofix and Medicrea. The common thread throughout her career, regardless of company or specialty, has been the ability to drive market development and execute core sales strategies, which result in revenue growth for her areas of responsibility.

“We are delighted to have someone of Lauren’s experience join the ChoiceSpine team. Lauren brings an extensive biologics and medical device background knowledge to ChoiceSpine that fits well with the company’s future growth plans,” said Marty Altshuler and Rick Henson, Co-Presidents of ChoiceSpine.

ChoiceSpine is well positioned to benefit from the dynamic and fast-growing spinal device market. This leadership change aligns with the company’s long-term strategic focus and expectations of industry-leading profitable growth.

ChoiceSpine LLC is a spinal device company located in Knoxville, TN and is privately held by Altus Capital Partners. The company prides itself on providing excellent products and exceptional service to meet the needs of their customers. ChoiceSpine offers a breadth of innovative and surgeon focused systems that are designed to be safe, efficient, and easy-to-use. By working closely with physicians and maintaining a service-focused distribution, ChoiceSpine will continue to bring technically superior spinal products to market. For more information, please visit

Altus Capital Partners is a private equity firm that makes control investments in middle market manufacturing businesses. We believe that our exclusive focus on manufacturing provides us with a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by companies in the sector. We utilize a patient, thoughtful investment approach and seek to partner with the management teams of our operating companies to achieve growth. With offices in Wilton, CT and Lincolnshire, IL, Altus Capital Partners has completed 18 platform investments and numerous add on acquisitions since 2003. For more information, please visit


Ron Moore
Sr. Director of Marketing

Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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