SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DJO Incorporated ("DJO" or the "Company"), a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the planned retirement of Leslie H. Cross, President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO").
Mr. Cross will transition into the vital and important role of non-executive Chairman of the DJO Board of Directors between now and June 30, 2011. "It is my good fortune to complete my professional career as DJO's President and Chief Executive Officer," said Les Cross. "Over the past 20-plus years, I have worked with many talented people who have contributed to DJO's success and growth, and the company is well-positioned to continue that growth. As we enter 2011, DJO is in strong condition, has good momentum in its markets and many exciting opportunities before it. I feel very comfortable that now is the right time to move into a role that will permit me to spend more time with my family."
Mr. Cross and the DJO Board of Directors have commenced a search for a successor president and CEO for DJO and will make an announcement regarding the appointment of the successor prior to Mr. Cross' transition.
About DJO Incorporated
DJO 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. Our 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 ph