ALISO VIEJO, CA–(Marketwire – January 7, 2010) – Össur, a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, announced today that Lou Ruggiero will be joining the Össur Americas organization as the new Vice-President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Ruggiero comes to Össur with an impressive background of leadership and ability to achieve results. He was Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at DJO (Vista, CA) from 2003-2007, where he doubled sales growth to $375 million via strategic acquisitions and double-digit organic growth. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Commercial Officer of Stereotaxis (St. Louis, MO), where he was responsible for worldwide Commercial Operations, increasing revenue by 36%. Mr. Ruggiero received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
“We are very excited about bringing someone of Lou’s proven experience onboard at Össur,” stated Mahesh Mansukhani, President of Össur Americas. “Lou brings to Össur a strong track record of driving sales growth, as well as world-class orthopaedic experience that will enable us to successfully achieve our aggressive growth goals.” Lou Ruggiero commented, “I am looking forward to joining the Össur team. With our broad product line, commitment to innovative technology and strong leadership, I am extremely confident that we are well positioned for success.”
Össur (NASDAQ/OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports, prosthetic limbs and compression therapies. A recognized “Technology Pioneer,” Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. Website: www.össur.com