May brings extensive experience in the orthopedics market and was most recently at Zimmer Biomet, where he was one of the two directors running Product Development for the Zimmer Biomet Knee Reconstruction business. He is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in orthopedic product development. He joined Zimmer in 2015 through the Biomet acquisition, where he spent the previous 13 years of his career. May has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois and a master of science degree in bioengineering from Clemson University.
As Spine Wave expands its portfolio with differentiated products, May will lead the firm's research and development efforts. “I am pleased to have someone with Brian’s proven leadership ability join the Spine Wave team,” said Mark LoGuidice, Spine Wave’s CEO. “Biomet grew nearly tenfold during Brian’s tenure and that firsthand experience will prove invaluable to Spine Wave as we position ourselves for the next phase of significant growth.”
“I am excited to join Spine Wave, a company with a history of developing and commercializing innovative products,” said May. “Spine Wave has several important product launches scheduled for 2017 which will broaden the company’s offering and which have the potential to generate sustainable growth for the foreseeable future. I look forward to contributing to Spine Wave’s continued growth and evolution.”
Spine Wave develops expandable interbody spinal devices. Its portfolio of expandable products includes the Velocity Interbody Device, the Leva Interbody Device and the StaXx family of products, of which more than 50,000 devices have been implanted. Other products in the portfolio include the Annex Adjacent Level System, the Sniper Spine System, which has developed a reputation as a leading minimally invasive surgical screw system, and the recently acquired True Position Pivoting Spacer System which is comprised of a “crescent-style” interbody device and a delivery mechanism which simplifies accurate and reproducible placement of the implant. The company is located in Shelton, Conn.