Irvine, CA (Vocus) December 31, 2009
Bariatric Advantage, a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, Inc. Announces The Promotion of Bret Petkus to Vice-President of North American Sales. "Bret has an excellent background in healthcare and in particular Bariatric Surgery. He has been working for the company since November 2008 on a consulting basis and has proven to be a very valuable resource to our organization," stated Thomas Kinder, CEO of Catalina Lifesciences, Inc. parent of Bariatric Advantage.
Mr. Petkus began his healthcare career in 1997 with Johnson and Johnson, Ethicon Endo-Surgical Division in Sales and Sales Management. He moved to Inamed Health in 2002 to help develop the market for the Lap-Band. In 2005 he left Inamed to become Vice-President and General Manager of DayOne Health, a free-standing ambulatory surgery center designed to cater to bariatric surgery. In 2008, he started a The Petkus Group to fill consulting needs in the bariatric surgical marketplace.
Bret's appointment is effective immediately.
About Bariatric Advantage:
Bariatric Advantage is committed to developing products and services for the weight loss surgery market. The clients including surgical programs, patients, support groups and the allied medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping improve the lives of the recovering obese patient. Our philosophy is to gather scientific data, provide this data to medical and nutritional experts for their review and analysis, then use this process to guide us in our development of unique nutritional supplements. Finally, we measure and publish the results of the patient experience scientifically through lab and other related tests.
Contact: Jonathan Lloyd, Vice-President of Operations at 800.898.6888 for addition information.