“With Gary’s expansive leadership experience in orthopedics, we are confident that he will bring valuable insights to help OrthAlign reach new levels of development and success,” said William E. Maya, OrthAlign’s Chief Executive Officer.
Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2015
OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held medical device and technology company, announced today that Gary D. Henley, former President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member of United Orthopedic Group, will join OrthAlign’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman.
Mr. Henley is an accomplished medical device executive with over 33 years of experience in the orthopedic industry. He joins OrthAlign’s Board of Directors after serving in several executive capacities. Most recently, from 2011 until 2014, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member of United Orthopedic Group. From 2006 until 2011, Mr. Henley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Medical Group, Inc.
“Throughout my career in orthopedics, I have maintained a focus on bringing to market innovative technologies that lead to better patient outcomes, shorten recovery times, and provide surgeons with valuable tools to help them become even better surgeons,” said Mr. Henley. “I like to bucket these types of technologies as patient AND physician-centric products. OrthAlign’s precision technology is very special and falls into this bucket; I am certain of its continued and growing success. While considering many different companies, the OrthAlign opportunity greatly appealed to me. I am proud to have joined OrthAlign.”
Prior to joining Wright Medical, Mr. Henley spent nine years at Orthofix International N.V. as President of its Americas Division from 1997 until 2006, as President of Smith & Nephew’s Endoscopy Video Division from 1987 until 1996, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cecorp, Inc., a surgical visualization pioneer in the arthroscopic and endoscopic markets, from 1982 until 1987.
“I have previously worked with Gary and have seen, firsthand, his strong leadership qualities in guiding companies to the next level,” said Edwin Su, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY). “His experience in orthopedics and adult reconstruction, specifically while at Wright Medical, will be invaluable for OrthAlign. From a business perspective, I was impressed with his ability to increase market share while at Orthofix. I’m pleased with OrthAlign’s appointment of Gary Henley and am eager to see his forthcoming contributions.”
“Back in November of 2014, when OrthAlign’s $15.0 million round of financing was completed, we made a decision to bring into the organization only the best and brightest leaders. We are pleased to welcome Gary Henley to our Board,” said William E. Maya, OrthAlign’s Chief Executive Officer. “With Gary’s expansive leadership experience in orthopedics, we are confident that he will bring valuable insights to help OrthAlign reach new levels of development and success.”
Mr. Henley attended Oklahoma State University and is a United States Military Veteran, serving in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1972.
About OrthAlign, Inc.
OrthAlign is a privately held medical device and technology company, committed to providing orthopedic surgeons with cutting edge, user-friendly, surgical navigation products for precise alignment and positioning. We believe that our technology will raise the standard of care in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty surgeries by making consistent and measurable results accessible to all surgeons, hospitals, and patients. Our strategy is to leverage this technology to provide simple and precision-driven solutions for a broad range of orthopedic procedures. For more information regarding OrthAlign, please visit http://www.orthalign.com.
“ORTHALIGN®, ORTHALIGN PLUS®, KNEEALIGN®, and KNEEALIGN® 2 are [registered] trademarks of OrthAlign, Inc.”