ALAN S. LAYTON
Chairman of the Board and CEO
In addition to his leadership at Dymicron, Mr. Layton has had an impressive career in real estate, construction, industrial engineering, and software development. He served as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Games, and other community boards and activities. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Bennett is a medical device professional with expertise in product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs, as well as senior management. Before joining Dymicron, he oversaw a 100 percent increase in revenue during his two-and-a-half-year tenure as General Manager of Merit Medical’s Richmond Division. He has contributed to the development and commercialization of a variety of new medical device products that range from left-ventricular assist devices to in-vitro diagnostics. Jeff graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Chemistry.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer
Ted Bird has over 35 years of global commercial experience in the medical device arena, including 30 years in the spine industry specifically. He led global marketing, medical education, and business development at Medtronic Sofamor Danek, and served as VP of Spine Arthroplasty Education at Depuy Spine/Johnson & Johnson, President of Orthofix Spinal Implants Division, and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board at Apifix. Additionally, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at Titan Spine and founded Bird Medical Group, a strategic consulting firm. Ted graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations
Gunther Peeters has 15 years of experience with innovative game-changing spinal technologies. He played a critical role in the expansion and clinical use of both the M6 discs driving market leadership status for Spinal Kinetics, prior to joining German R&D company Orthobion, GmbH as Director of Business Development. He subsequently served as Vice President of the European business for Vexim and later served as Vice President, International Market Development for Mainstay Medical.
Research and Development
Mr. Lange joined Dymicron in May 2019 to spearhead the company’s efforts to gain US approval for the Triadyme®-C Cervical Disc. Eric has over 27 years of experience in the spinal device industry including 20 years in product development leadership positions at Medtronic where he was a Technical Fellow, two-time Quest Award winner, and Technical Contributor of the Year. Eric has over 100 issued patents and 29 worldwide product launches. He earned his Master’s degree in Biomechanics and a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
DAVID HARDING, PhD.
David Harding is a spine scientist focused on the emulation of natural spinal motion with total disc arthroplasty and a biomedical engineer focused on elegant, effective implantation systems. He has 12 years working in the orthopedic implant industry designing implants with Polycrystalline Diamond bearing surfaces and the instrument systems to implant them. He was trained as a materials scientist with a focus first in metallurgy and later in polycrystalline diamond. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a PhD. in Materials Science from the University of Utah.
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