Michael Finegan Named Chair of the Orthofix Board of Directors

June 24, 2024

Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a leading global spine and orthopedics company, today announced the appointment of Michael Finegan as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Michael Finegan, Chair of the Orthofix Board of Directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

Michael Finegan, Chair of the Orthofix Board of Directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

Finegan was appointed to the Orthofix Board in December 2023. He is CEO at Acera Surgical, a bioscience company developing and commercializing a portfolio of fully engineered synthetic materials for soft tissue repair and regenerative medicine. Prior to joining Acera, Finegan spent 14 years at Orthofix where he served in roles of increasing responsibility, including seven years as Chief Strategy Officer.

“I have a long history with Orthofix, and it is an honor to be selected to lead the Board of Directors,” said Finegan. “The company has undergone a transformation and I believe is well-positioned to deliver profitable growth and significant, sustainable shareholder value as we fulfill our mission of providing life-changing solutions for patients.”

“We are grateful to former Chair Cathy Burzik for her outstanding leadership, and I would like to thank her for all she has done for Orthofix and wish her the best as she continues to make a difference in the healthcare industry,” said Massimo Calafiore, Orthofix President and CEO. “We are also excited to welcome Michael as our new Chair. His years of experience in the industry and specifically with Orthofix, will provide the Board with an important dimension and a tremendously valuable perspective to take us into our next chapter of growth.”

Prior to Finegan’s tenure at Orthofix, he served more than 16 years in a variety of roles at Boston Scientific. Finegan has a BA in economics from Wake Forest University.

About Orthofix

Orthofix is a leading global spine and orthopedics company with a comprehensive portfolio of biologics, innovative spinal hardware, bone growth therapies, specialized orthopedic solutions, and a leading surgical navigation system. Its products are distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide. The Company is headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, where it conducts general business, product development, medical education and manufacturing, and has primary offices in Carlsbad, CA, with a focus on spine and biologics product innovation and surgeon education, and Verona, Italy, with an emphasis on product innovation, production, and medical education for orthopedics. The combined Company’s global R&D, commercial and manufacturing footprint also includes facilities and offices in Irvine, CA, Toronto, Canada, Sunnyvale, CA, Maidenhead, UK, Munich, Germany, Paris, France and São Paulo, Brazil.

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