DJO Global Appoints James R. Lawson and James Quella as New Directors
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2012--DJO Global, Inc. (“DJO Global” or the “Company”), a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced that on September 11, 2012 its Board of Directors (“Board”) elected James R. (Ron) Lawson and James Quella as new members of the Board. Mr. Quella will also serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board.
Mr. Lawson has over 35 years of experience in the orthopedic medical device industry. He is currently Chairman of the Board of IMDS, an orthopedic contract manufacturing and innovation company, a member of the Health Care Advisory Board of Arsenal Capital Partners and a member of the board of directors of Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, a startup company specializing in the field of plasma medicine. Mr. Lawson has served in several senior management positions, including as Senior Vice President of Howmedica’s Worldwide Sales and Customer Service (prior to its acquisition by Stryker Corporation) and at Stryker as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development, President EMEA, and Group President, International and Global Orthopedics. Mr. Lawson has also been involved as an entrepreneur in several privately held businesses. Mr. Lawson retired from Stryker in 2007 and in 2008 he formed Lawson Group LLC which provides strategic consulting services specializing in the orthopedic medical technology field.
Mr. Quella is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Operating Partner in the Corporate Private Equity group of The Blackstone Group, LP (“Blackstone”). Affiliates of Blackstone own substantially all of the capital stock of DJO Global. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2004, Mr. Quella was a Managing Director and Senior Operating Partner with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and CSFB Private Equity. Prior to that, Mr. Quella worked at Mercer Management Consulting and Strategic Planning Associates, its predecessor firm, where he served as a senior consultant to CEOs and senior management teams, and was Co-Vice Chairman with shared responsibility for overall management of the firm. Mr. Quella has been a member of various Private Equity company boards and currently serves as a director of Catalent, Freescale Semiconductor and Michaels Stores.
Additionally, the Company announced that on September 11, 2012, Bruce McEvoy informed the Company that he has resigned from the Board of Directors of the Company effective immediately. Mr. McEvoy also resigned as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
“Ron and James bring a wealth of experience and proven track records to DJO Global,” said Mike Mogul, DJO Global President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to their contribution to the Board of Directors and expect their broad industry, executive and board experiences to make a terrific impact at DJO Global. Also, I would like to thank Bruce for his nearly five years of service.” About DJO Global DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, Empi®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical and Dr. Comfort®. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.CONTACT: DJO Global, Inc.
Matt Simons SVP Business Development and Investor Relations 760-734-5548 matt.simons@DJOglobal.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES GENERAL HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY SOURCE: DJO Global, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 09/17/2012 11:45 AM/DISC: 09/17/2012 11:45 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120917006118/