AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ArthroCare Corp. (PINK SHEETS: ARTC) today announced that Andrew Miclot has joined ArthroCare as Senior Vice President, General Manager of ArthroCare’s Ear, Nose and Throat [ENT] Business effective June 29, 2009.
In this role, Andrew will have worldwide responsibility for management of ArthroCare’s ENT product lines, which are used by surgeons to perform thousands of tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies annually, as well as turbinate reductions for the treatment of snoring. ArthroCare’s Coblation® technology is recognized as a leader in this field.
David Fitzgerald, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to welcome Andrew, a seasoned executive, to ArthroCare’s team. His vast experience in the medical device industry will help further our strong position in this field.”
Andrew has more than 25 years of executive management experience within the medical device industry. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Ascension Orthopedics. Prior to this, he held senior level positions at Orthofix, Symmetry Medical, DePuy Orthopaedics and Zimmer, among others. During his thirteen years at Symmetry, Andrew held several positions including Senior Vice President and Investor Relations Officer. Andrew earned a Bachelors degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a M.A. in Audiology from Indiana University. In addition, he earned a M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.