InspireMD has announced that it has appointed Rick Olson, who was previously the director of international strategy and high performance management system at Covidien, as its new vice president of global sales operations. Olson will be responsible for fully implementing the global sales strategy the company has developed over the past several months.
According to a press release, Olson’s experience in coronary, vascular and peripheral product sales will enable the company to begin to advance commercial efforts across all three therapeutic areas. The press release adds that Olson has 25 years of experience in global sales, marketing and management with expertise in developing and executing strategies to achieve scalable growth for an array of novel medical device technology companies, including Boston Scientific and Covidien.
“We are delighted to have Rick join the team at this important time in the Company’s commercialisation efforts,” comments Alan Milinazzo, chief executive officer of InspireMD. “Rick has a strong track record of building successful sales organisations in the coronary, vascular and peripheral therapeutic markets.”