Ted Bird, chief commercial officer of Titan Spine, commented, “Ed is a highly accomplished veteran of the orthopedic medical device industry, with more than 27 years of sales team infrastructure and personnel building experience at leading spine companies including NuVasive, DePuy Spine, and EBI. We are excited to have such a highly regarded leader join our Titan Spine team and we look forward to Ed’s contributions to enhance and build the infrastructure for training and professional development during a time of tremendous growth and momentum at Titan Spine as demand accelerates for both our original Endoskeleton® surface technology implants and the recently introduced interbody systems with our unique and proprietary nanoLOCK technology.”
Graubart added, “Titan Spine’s nanoLOCK technology is aggressively paving the way for devices to create an osteogenic response in the spine interbody device industry. The Company has recently shifted into a critical period marked by scaling up to manage its substantial growth over the last few years, achieving record sales for the first quarter of 2017, increasing the number of nanoLOCK surgeon adopters across the U.S., and significantly increasing sales volume of nanoLOCK since launch in the fourth quarter of last year. I am immensely excited to join the Titan team and look forward to supporting this drive and energy through all aspects of the organization, including tailoring training programs and aligning structure to support our growth and success.”
Graubart joins Titan Spine from Ceterix Orthopaedics, a developer of novel surgical tools that improve a surgeon’s ability to perform meniscal repairs, where he served as vice president of sales. Prior to Ceterix, Graubart spent 10 years in leadership and executive sales and sales training positions at NuVasive, supporting the company’s growth from $38 million in 1995 to over $800 million in 2015. Before this, Graubart was director of spine arthroplasty at DePuy Spine, Inc. where he was part of an elite team hired to train and support the introduction of the first lumbar artificial disc approved in the United States. Graubart started his career in orthopedic and spine medical device sales in 1992 with EBI Medical Systems (A Biomet Company), where he spent 14 years in various sales and leadership roles during his tenure. Graubart received his B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Dayton.
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