Seasoned Industry Executives Join Centinel Spine Sales Team

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Industry innovator Centinel Spine, Inc., a leader in Integrated Interbody Fusion™ device development, announced the appointments of Bill Pfost and Dan Martin as National VP of Sales and Area VP of Sales respectively, effective immediately.

“I’ve known and worked with both Bill and Dan long enough to have seen the positive effect their experience and leadership has had on sales growth – making them extremely valuable additions to our growing organization.”

Centinel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John J. Viscogliosi, who announced the appointments, said, “The timing could not be better for these industry stalwarts to join Centinel Spine, each of whom brings more than 20 years of experience and contacts to the organization. Although Centinel’s sales growth in 2010 was strong and steady, we are confident that Bill and Dan’s combined experience will be a catalyst for exponential sales growth in 2011 and beyond.”

Centinel President Michael D. Will added. “I’ve known and worked with both Bill and Dan long enough to have seen the positive effect their experience and leadership has had on sales growth – making them extremely valuable additions to our growing organization.”

Mr. Pfost brings 25 years of medical device sales and management experience to his new post. He spent 10 years in both sales and senior sales management at U.S. Surgical and subsequently he was affiliated with Spine Tech/Zimmer Spine as an assistant VP and then President of their Spine Distribution Group. Most recently, Mr. Pfost was Assistant VP and then VP of New Business Development at Lanx.

Mr. Pfost also serves on the Boards of Directors of JSerra Catholic High School and Legatus of San Juan Capistrano, CA and previously served on the board of the Zimmer Spine Distribution Group. He lives with his wife of 23 years and two children in Orange County, CA.

Mr. Pfost said, “I’m very excited to be part of the Centinel team and believe we are well positioned to continue as the market leader in the Integrated Interbody Fusion™ sector.”

Mr. Martin has spent 15 of his 26 years in medical sales working in the spine sector as a Sales Specialist at Depuy Motech Spine, Regional Sales Director at Surgical Dynamics, VP of Sales at Theken Spine and VP of Regional Development for Signus Medical. He lives in Northeast Ohio with his wife of 16 years and two children and is a board director of his local church.

About Centinel Spine, Inc.

Founded in 2008, Centinel Spine, Inc. is an innovative spinal device company committed to the design and development of simple, biomechanically sound solutions for spinal stabilization and fusion. The company is recognized as a leader in the expanding Integrated Interbody Fusion™ spinal market segment. Centinel Spine, Inc. and Integrated Interbody Fusion™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Centinel Spine, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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