Amedica Names Distinguished Orthopaedic Executive Eric K. Olson to Board of Directors Company's President and CEO Provides Extensive Commercialization Expertise
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, announced today that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Eric K. Olson, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Olson has been instrumental in the development and expansion of sales and marketing for some of the industry's most groundbreaking companies. He brings a depth of experience from his career in medical technology having closely worked with leading clinicians and researchers to develop and market innovative solutions for orthopaedics and spine manufacturing companies.
"We are fortunate to have Mr. Olson join our Board of Directors," said Max Link, Amedica Board of Directors Chairman. "He will be a valued adviser as we focus on globalizing our Company and continue to develop innovative products that provide both clinical and economic value."
Mr. Olson's orthopaedic industry career has spanned more than two decades. Prior to joining Amedica, Olson was the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Axial Biotech, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for bringing the first orthopaedic molecular diagnostic test to market. Before that he was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Facet Solutions, Inc. He has also held senior business development, sales and marketing positions with several companies including Medtronic Neurological and Smith & Nephew. Mr. Olson holds an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science and Health Administration from the University of Utah. He also completed a Masters level internship program, from the same institution.
About Amedica Corporation:
Amedica is an innovative spine and orthopaedic implant and device manufacturing and distribution company that provides advanced surgical applications including silicon nitride ceramic technologies. The company's platform technologies represent a new standard for implants and biologics based on superior performance, safety and efficacy. Amedica is a privately held, private equity backed company founded in 1996 by internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons and ceramicists. The company is ISO 13485 certified, its spine products are FDA cleared, CE marked, and sold in ten countries. Amedica Corporation is based in Salt Lake City, UT.
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