SpineVision has reported that Ken Yamada has joined its US subsidiary as C. Yamada is a senior executive with a strong track record of success in the medical device and surgical specialties, specifically in orthopaedic/spine and neurological global markets.
He joins SpineVision after more than two years with Wright Medical Group, where he served as Vice President of International Operations. Previously, he had several executive positions within the medical industry for more than 17 years. He will lead SpineVision's General Management and Sales Management efforts for US subsidiary. Yamada brings substantial skill sets to SpineVision, and the company expects him to make an immediate and significant contribution in support of business' growth throughout North America.
SpineVision has also established a new subsidiary in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany, in order to expand commercial growth in Europe. As a result of establishing the new subsidiary in Germany, Danny Severens has been promoted to Sales Manager, Northern Europe. In addition to his current responsibilities as Country Manager for Benelux, Severens also will be responsible for the development of SpineVision's sales network in Germany.
In addition to Germany, SpineVision has operating entities in France, Italy, Benelux, the UK and the US, complemented by distribution agreements in several other territories, including emerging markets. The company posted double-digit revenue growth in 2012, with strong growth continuing in the first half of 2013.
SpineVision recently received CE marking for its new generation Flex+2 dynamic stabilisation rod. In addition, 510(k) clearance has been granted for a range of surgical instrumentation focused on a minimally-invasive approach to treating conditions related to ageing and degeneration of the spine.