December 14, 2021
LEWISVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, today announced that Thomas A. West has been named to the Company’s Board of Directors and appointed to the Compensation and Talent Development Committee.
Mr. West currently serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ:XENT), a commercial stage drug-device company that pioneers local drug delivery options for ear, nose and throat surgeons. As president and CEO of Intersect ENT, he led the transformation of the business from a single technology player to a more comprehensive ENT company, resulting in a definitive agreement in August 2021 to be acquired for $1.1 billion by Medtronic.
“Tom joins the Orthofix Board of Directors with more than 30 years of global experience in the medical device industry,” said Catherine Burzik, Chair of the Board. “We feel his vast experience will benefit Orthofix by providing international and domestic insights and guidance as we grow globally. We are very pleased he has chosen to join our Board.”
Prior to Intersect ENT, Mr. West served as Division President, Diagnostic Solutions at Hologic, Inc. Additionally, he had a 23-year career at Johnson & Johnson in various domestic and international roles of increasing responsibility across devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Most recently he served as Worldwide Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Diabetes Solutions Companies.
Mr. West has an A.B. in Politics and Economics from Princeton University and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Marketing and Strategic Management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).
Orthofix Medical Inc. is a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus. The Company’s mission is to deliver innovative, quality-driven solutions while partnering with health care professionals to improve patient mobility. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, Orthofix’s spine and orthopedics products are distributed in more than 60 countries via the Company’s sales representatives and distributors. For more information, please visit www.Orthofix.com.
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