HICKSVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellman International, Inc. announced today that Robert E. Grove, PhD has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Ellman is a global leader in aesthetic, multi-specialty surgical, dental and veterinary markets with advanced radiofrequency (RF) and laser products for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Grove is an experienced business executive and serial entrepreneur with over thirty years in the medical laser industry and co-founder of seven companies in this field. Currently, Grove serves as chairman of ON Light Sciences, an early-stage company developing products for accelerated removal of tattoos and pigmented lesions. His credentials include co-founding Star Medical Technologies which became the market leader in diode laser systems for permanent hair reduction and serving as co-founder, CTO and CEO of TRIA Beauty, the world leader in light-based aesthetic devices for the consumer market. Grove has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ALSMS) as the Industrial/Research and Development Representative. He has authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds eleven U.S. patents in the field of medical lasers and applications.
Frank D'Amelio, President and CEO said "I'm proud to add Dr. Grove to the Ellman Board. Bob brings years of aesthetic experience bolstered by strong technical expertise and a career building successful aesthetic businesses. This level of knowledge will help guide our strategic direction as we accelerate our growth in the aesthetic market. As we are progressing through our fourth year of year-over-year growth we are excited to welcome Bob to our Board and look forward to benefiting from his experience and strategic insights."
"Ellman is well positioned for continued growth in the RF surgical and light energy aesthetic arena through its strong worldwide sales channels and focus on product development. I look forward to engaging with the Board and management team to help the company launch these new products and take the company to the next level" commented Grove.
About Ellman International, Inc.
Ellman International, Inc., a New York based manufacturer of medical devices serves the global aesthetic, multi-specialty surgical, dental and veterinary markets with a full complement of value-based advanced radiofrequency (RF) and laser products for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures. Ellman is recognized as a pioneer in the development of specialized radiofrequency technology for precision cutting, coagulating and tissue ablation in physician's offices, clinics and surgical centers. Ellman provides a wide range of products that are used in the non-surgical and surgical procedures in over 65 countries.
In 2009, the company leveraged the versatility of its unique radiofrequency platform and the legacy Surgitron® surgical line of products to develop the Pellevé® Wrinkle Reduction System. Pellevé is a revolutionary skin tightening system for non-ablative skin rejuvenation that can be performed in an hour or less, is pain free and is associated with no downtime for the patient. In 2012 Ellman enriched its aesthetic product portfolio by adding a line of laser and IPL systems with the acquisition of Sandstone™ Medical Technologies.
Ellman is primarily owned by Baird Capital, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit www.ellman.com.
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