MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyga Technology, Inc. announced today that Joe Chaudoin and Chris Benton have joined the company and will serve as Vice President of Sales for the Eastern and Western regions respectively.
Joe Chaudoin has over 20 years of experience in the Medical Device Industry. He began his career at Codman and Ethicon-Endo Surgery (both Johnson & Johnson Companies) where he held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and business development, both domestic and international. He began his career in spine at Sofamor Danek holding various management positions culminating with VP of Sales and Marketing for Interventional Spine. In 2006 Joe joined Kyphon Inc. as VP Marketing and New Technology. Most recently, Joe was Sr. VP, Global Market Expansion for K2M. Joe holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and attended the Executive Business Program at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Prior to joining Zyga, Chris Benton was the District Sales Manager for Vertos Medical, Inc. Chris spent 13 years as principal owner of Benton BioMedical, Inc., a distributor of Medtronic Spine and Biologics. Medtronic acquired Benton BioMedical in 2009. Chris started his career in medical device sales, holding several sales leadership positions at Medicraft, Inc. and Baxter Healthcare. Chris graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Biology.
"We are very pleased that Joe and Chris have joined our management team. As we continue commercialization of the SImmetry™ Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, it is critical to have proven leadership in the field. Both Joe and Chris are seasoned veterans in the spine industry with impeccable credentials and extensive industry relationships. Both have proven, multiple times in their career, the ability to build and sustain early concepts in medical devices. The appointment of these two Vice Presidents will serve as a very solid foundation toward building a world class field organization," said Jim Bullock President and CEO of Zyga.
About Zyga Technology, Inc.
Based in Minneapolis, MN, Zyga Technology, Inc. was founded to develop and market innovative, minimally invasive surgical solutions to treat conditions of the spine. Zyga has put together a team of engineers, marketing personnel, and management with significant experience developing medical devices for the spine industry.
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