Tornier Appoints David H. Mowry as Interim President and CEO
Tornier N.V. (NASDAQ: TRNX), a global medical device company focused on providing surgical solutions to orthopaedic extremity specialists, today announced the appointment of David H. Mowry as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Mowry succeeds Douglas W. Kohrs, who has retired as President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Also effective immediately, Non-Executive Director, Kevin C. O'Boyle was named Interim Vice Chairman to serve as a liaison between Mr. Mowry and the Board.
Mr. Mowry, 50, will work with Mr. O'Boyle and Mr. Kohrs to ensure a smooth and orderly transition as the Board of Directors conducts a search for a permanent CEO.
Sean D. Carney, Chairman of Tornier, commented, “On behalf of the company and the Board of Directors, I would like to express our appreciation to Doug, for his leadership and contribution in building the Tornier business over the past six years. Doug was instrumental in bringing Tornier public, leading the recent acquisition of the OrthoHelix business and expanding our international footprint, core capabilities and the innovation pipeline.”
Douglas W. Kohrs commented, “I have greatly enjoyed my tenure with Tornier, and am proud to have had the opportunity to work with a fantastic team in growing the company to be one of the most prominent providers of orthopaedic solutions. I have great confidence in the skills and talent of Dave and rest of the management team and their ability to continue to execute on the strategy we have laid out together.”
David H. Mowry, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Tornier, commented, “I appreciate the opportunity to accept this expanded role with the company. I look forward to working with the Board and the talented management team in continuing to build the strong brand and reputation we have established at Tornier over the past 70 years.”
“As we look ahead to the next phase of Tornier's growth, we are pleased Dave has agreed to take on additional responsibility to lead the company with the rest of the management team,” continued Mr. Carney. “Dave's experience in the industry and specifically with Tornier provides confidence that he will continue to drive forward the strategic growth plans we have been executing.”
Mr. Mowry joined Tornier N.V. in July 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. He brings to Tornier 23 years of medical device industry experience in various engineering and management assignments. Prior to Tornier, Mr. Mowry served as Senior Vice President and President of the Neurovascular Division of Covidien plc, and in the same position with ev3 Inc., prior to its acquisition by Covidien. Mr. Mowry is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York with a degree in Engineering.
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