Medical Device Industry Veteran Angela Horacek Joins AlloSource as VP of Operations
CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes, today announced the hire of Angela Horacek as the Vice President, Operations.
In this role Horacek, a seasoned medical device and operations expert, will oversee the broad range of AlloSource operations including donor receiving and medical records clearance, as well as tissue processing and release.
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Angela to the AlloSource Executive Leadership Team, where her industry experience, strategic operational thought process and exceptional rapport with people will be great assets for our organization," said Thomas Cycyota, president and CEO of AlloSource. "We are dedicated to advancing the possibilities of tissue transplantation to better serve patients and honor the brave gift of life from donors and their families, and Angela's expertise will help us support this goal."
Horacek comes to AlloSource from nSpire Health, a leading developer and manufacturer of respiratory care products, where she was most recently the Global Vice President of Operations and Quality. In this role, Horacek was responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, facilities and quality and regulatory services for three facilities around the world. Prior to her role at nSpire Health, she held positions of increasing responsibility in operations for several medical device and pharmaceutical organizations.
Horacek holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, a MBA from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and a master's degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver.
AlloSource, a nonprofit organization and one of the nation's premier tissue networks, has provided a range of tissue allografts including bone, skin and join