IRVINE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Freedom Innovations, an Irvine, California-based manufacturer of advanced technology prosthetic devices, announced today the expansion and reorganization of its senior management team. These additions and changes will support the company’s continued growth, and will enhance Freedom’s ability to achieve its significant product development and expansion plans. These moves will become effective November 1, and are designed to augment and complement the high-quality leadership team already in place at Freedom. They will also support and accelerate the Company’s ongoing initiatives to maximize the meaningful growth opportunities in the advanced prosthetic market, as well as capitalize on Freedom’s momentum from the three new products already released in 2013.
“We are very excited to be able to announce these new organizational enhancements at Freedom – and we are especially pleased that Joe will be joining our leadership team to oversee all operations”
Senior healthcare executive Joe W. Martin will join the Freedom team as an instrumental element of this reorganizational initiative. Mr. Martin has been appointed to the newly created position of President & Chief Operating Officer. He most recently served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of BPH Therapy for American Medical Systems, Inc. and was previously President of the Diabetes Division of Bayer Healthcare.
Coincident with Mr. Martin joining Freedom in this new position, Maynard Carkhuff, currently Freedom’s President and CEO, will assume the role of Chairman and CEO. "We are very excited to be able to announce these new organizational enhancements at Freedom – and we are especially pleased that Joe will be joining our leadership team to oversee all operations," said Carkhuff. "Joe brings extensive experience in product development, manufacturing and supply chain processes, business development, and commercial execution strategies. His broad base of international experience and exceptional operational and process development skills will be tremendous assets for us. As Freedom continues to build on our strong foundation, as a high-growth, high-technology leader, we are vigilant in our commitment to continuously invest in additional strategic resources to accelerate the long-term growth of the business.”
Freedom also announced today that Rob Cripe, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of North American Commercial Operations and Global Marketing. Mr. Cripe will assume additional responsibilities as head of Freedom’s North American sales efforts, and will continue to lead Freedom’s worldwide marketing organization. Mark Testerman, Vice President, Domestic Sales, will continue to focus on key account development and the management of the U.S. sales force. Claudia Gehrmann, General Manager for Europe, will also continue in her current role overseeing European Sales and Operations.
Freedom Innovations, LLC (www.freedom-innovations.com) designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology lower extremity prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, CA, Freedom’s lower extremity prosthetics are distributed around the world.
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