Exactech Names Darin Johnson CEO

Jeffrey Binder remains Chairman of the Board

GAINESVILLE, Fla., September 26, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exactech, a developer and producer of innovative implants, instrumentation, and smart technologies for joint replacement surgery, announced that Darin Johnson, current Exactech President, has been promoted to CEO. Johnson, who has served as interim CEO since March 2023, succeeds Jeffrey Binder, Chairman of Exactech’s Board of Directors.

Johnson joined Exactech in 2002 and has since held several executive-level leadership roles with the company. As President, Johnson oversaw all of Exactech’s business units, as well as its Human Resources and Information Technologies functions. Previously, he led the company’s Extremities business. Over his time at the company, Johnson has built and led cross-functional, global teams of orthopaedic surgeons, product managers, engineers, and sales professionals.

“Darin has done an excellent job guiding Exactech over the past six months,” Binder said. “His years of experience, success and leadership will serve the company well as we continue to work toward fulfilling our vision of becoming the industry’s best global orthopaedic surgeon partner. I am confident Darin will inspire the company to achieve great things for surgeons and patients under his leadership.”

Johnson commented, “I’ve had the privilege of growing with this organization, so it’s an honor to have the opportunity to continue to lead Exactech as its CEO. I appreciate the steady support of our customers, partners at TPG, founders, employees – including our leadership team – our sales team, and our Board of Directors – especially our Chairman Jeff Binder. Our commitment to innovation over the past few years has started to materialize through important new products and solutions that help surgeons improve patients’ lives. I am incredibly excited about our future and look forward to leading Exactech to achieve its fullest potential.”

Exactech has recently launched several transformative products and technologies for knee, hip, shoulder, and foot and ankle, including the TriVerse™ primary knee system, Newton® balanced knee technology, Spartan Hip Stem and Logical Cup, the Equinoxe® Laser Cage Glenoid and Humeral Augmented Tray, Vantage® Ankle PSI – and Active Intelligence® technologies such as ExactechGPS® navigation, Predict+® patient-specific outcome predictor and Chime clinical exchange app. The company just received 510(k) clearance for the Activit-E™ advanced polyethylene and has also invested in its AI expertise with expanded machine-learning based software and a team of data scientists to develop new technologies.

About Exactech

Exactech is a global medical device company that develops and markets orthopaedic implant devices, related surgical instruments, and the Active Intelligence® platform of smart technologies to hospitals and physicians. Headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech markets its products in the United States, in addition to more than 30 markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Visit www.exac.com for more information and connect with us on LinkedInVumediYouTubeInstagram and TwitterWith Exactech by your side, you’ve got EXACTLY what you need.


Nancy Walsh
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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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