SpineGuard has announced that Kris Kumar has joined the company as US marketing director.
Kumar brings a 20-year successful career with Zimmer, Synthes, J&J Depuy and Kyphon (Medtronic), with increasing responsibilities: from product development engineering to product management, sales management and marketing leadership.
“With the appointment of Kris, we are strengthening our US team and marketing capabilities to further drive the adoption of PediGuard in pedicle screw placement and expand our bone-monitoring platform toward new applications. Kris’ hands-on experience in developing and marketing new technologies in spine and general orthopaedics will help us leverage our unique product offering, our burgeoning clinical evidence, and our network of key opinion leaders and teaching institutions,” says Pierre Jérôme, co-founder and chief executive officer of SpineGuard.
“I am very happy to join SpineGuard because its technology is unique in that it is not just an incremental improvement over existing technologies, but rather a radically new stand-alone technology. The PediGuard devices improve implant placement accuracy, while significantly decreasing radiation exposure for the surgeon, hospital staff and patient. Also, with the plethora of clinical evidence already generated, SpineGuard is well-positioned for significant growth,” says Kris Kumar.