BELGRADE, MT, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: XTNT), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced today the appointment of Michael Mainelli to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing Carl O’Connell effective October 12, 2018.
Mr. Mainelli joined the Board of Directors in February 2018 and will remain a member of the Board of Directors while serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer. The Company intends to commence a process to recruit a permanent Chief Executive Officer that will include both internal and external candidates.
Mr. Mainelli commented, “I am excited to continue working with our Board and with our management team in my new role. Xtant has great products, strong business partners, and dedicated, talented employees. We will be working hard to drive superior execution.”
Mr. Jeff Peters, Chairman of the Board, stated that “Mike is a proven leader with over 25 years of successful business leadership in the medical technology industry. He has led businesses at both public and private medical technology companies resulting in growth, operational improvement, and enhanced shareholder value. His unique experience in the global orthopaedic and spinal markets will be particularly valuable, and we are pleased to have him in this interim role.”
Mr. Mainelli succeeds Carl O’Connell, who served as Xtant’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2016. Mr. Peters added, “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Carl O’Connell for his dedication and contributions, notably guiding the company through the recent restructuring process. We wish Carl all the best.”
About Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc.
Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (www.xtantmedical.com) is a global medical technology company focused on the design, development, and commercialization of a comprehensive portfolio of orthobiologics and spinal implant systems to facilitate spinal fusion in complex spine, deformity and degenerative procedures. Xtant people are dedicated and talented, operating with the highest integrity to serve our customers.
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Kathie Lenzen, Chief Financial Officer
Source: Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc.