Wenzel Spine has announced that its board of directors has appointed Warren Neely as chairman of the board and William (Bill) Wilson as president and chief executive officer following the unexpected passing in March this year of Wenzel Spine’s former president and CEO, Chad Neely.
Philip Sanger, managing partner of TEXO Ventures, said: “We are all going to miss Chad and the presence that he had with Wenzel Spine’s employees, partners, and investors. We are fortunate that Warren Neely has graciously accepted the position of chairman of the board for Wenzel Spine. Warren is an experienced neurosurgeon who was an early proponent of the VariLift system and has been actively involved in Wenzel Spine’s development.”
In addition, Wenzel Spine’s board has appointed Bill Wilson as president and CEO. As a founding member of Wenzel Spine, Bill has built his career as an operations management and organisational leader, responsible for the development of the operations, finance, client relations, marketing, strategic partnerships, and medical education teams at Wenzel Spine and has been the firm’s chief operating officer for 13 years.
Warren Neely said: “I join our board of directors to proudly endorse Bill Wilson as our new CEO, he is the right leader for Wenzel Spine. We are fortunate that Bill and Chad have worked so closely together over the past 13 years. Wenzel Spine is a very strong company, and we plan to continue moving forward in the direction that Chad, Bill, and our board have always envisioned.”
Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Bill Wilson remarked, “This is a bittersweet transition for us all at Wenzel Spine. I am honoured by the request and support of the board to lead Wenzel Spine into its next chapter of growth and development.
“Wenzel has some truly innovative products and diagnostic automation technologies in the pipeline to help surgeons and their patients. For Wenzel Spine, our amazing team, and our partners, I am excited about our future.”