MARQUETTE, Mich., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom McLeer, GM of Spine and Chief Marketing Officer for Pioneer Surgical, with corporate headquarters located in Marquette, MI, announces the appointment of Jim St. John to the position of Vice President International Sales.
Jim has 25 years of experience in the spine industry; he lived in Europe for over 12 years and speaks 5 languages. Jim last worked for Benvenue Medical where he had the role of Vice President Worldwide Sales & Marketing. Before that he worked for Zimmer Spine and Abbott Spine, with his last position located in Europe where he was the GM of Zimmer Spine SA (Bordeaux, France) and VP of Zimmer Spine EMEA. While with Zimmer Spine, he had sales, marketing and general management responsibilities and was instrumental in developing their international strategy and distribution channels. Twice during his time with Zimmer Spine he led the integration of multiple distribution channels as a result of mergers.
Tom McLeer states, "Jim will be responsible for establishing our strategy and managing our entire international sales operation. He will provide additional focus in our established territories of Europe and China as well as working to expand into new markets in the world. We are excited to add such strong international talent to our team."
About Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. is a dynamic medical device firm founded in 1992. Pioneer's focus on innovation has resulted in over 120 U.S. and foreign patents, with numerous patents pending. The company has a comprehensive portfolio of orthopedic, spine and biologic systems. Pioneer entered the orthobiologics market with two acquisitions in 2007. Our Orthopedic, Spine, and Biologics divisions produce state of the art, cost-effective solutions for surgical procedures that have proven diff