FARMINGDALE, N.Y., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spinal surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced today the appointment of Scott Ludecker as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. Mr. Ludecker will oversee all sales and marketing activities for Misonix worldwide.
With more than 20 years of experience in the global medical device industry, Scott Ludecker has a demonstrated track record of successfully commercializing medical technology and in building and managing global sales distribution networks. Mr. Ludecker most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for BioMimetic Therapeutics, a NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company, specializing in the development and commercialization of products which promote the healing of musculoskeletal injury and diseases, including orthopedic, spine, and sports medicine applications. He was responsible for building the commercial launch strategy and the associated infrastructure to support a global product launch for BioMimetic's regenerative medicine platform technology, in a market estimated to exceed $1 billion annually in the U.S. Prior to BioMimetic, Mr. Ludecker served in a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions with Small Bone Innovations (SBi), a private New York City-based orthopedic company specializing in small bones, and Smith and Nephew, a leading U.K.-based global provider of orthopedic reconstruction implants and a broad portfolio of medical instruments and supplies. Mr. Ludecker is a graduate of Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Michael A. McManus, Jr., president and chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased to have an industry professional the caliber of Scott Ludecker join Misonix at this critical point in the history of the Company. Scott has a proven track record of success in many of the markets in which we operate. We look for Scott's leadership and extensive industry experience to energize our global sales and marketing team to become the competitive and disciplined sales force that will increasingly drive Misonix products into surgical suites around the world. I look forward to working closely with Scott to achieve our strategic goals."
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and medical applications. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.misonix.com.
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