MARIETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading spinal solutions provider Spinal Elements today announced that Jason Blain has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this new position, he will have responsibility for product development, quality, marketing, operations, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Blain will report to Spinal Elements CEO, Chris Fair and also will serve as a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Blain brings more than 20 years of experience in orthopedics, including hip replacements, knee replacements, trauma and spine products to his new role. He previously served as President of Spinal Elements and was a co-founder of that organization prior to Amendia’s acquisition of Spinal Elements in April of this year. The combined company was recently renamed Spinal Elements.
“Jason co-founded Spinal Elements in California and is chiefly responsible for their commitment to innovation of premium products and technologies for nearly 15 years. His track record of bringing best in class products to the marketplace will accelerate the combined company’s growth toward becoming the preferred spinal solutions provider to our clinicians and independent distributors,” said Chris Fair, CEO of Spinal Elements, “I look forward to working closely with Jason as we build a stronger connection with surgeons and the products we develop.”
Blain commented regarding his new role, “I look forward to taking on these expanded responsibilities as we continue to drive Spinal Elements toward being the preferred spine surgery solutions provider. We have a number of disruptive technologies that we will be bringing to the market in the coming months as we improve the operations of our recently-combined companies. This is an exciting time to be a part of the organization.”
Prior to founding Spinal Elements, Jason had roles of increasing responsibility in product development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs and quality assurance with Smith & Nephew, Alphatec, and Nuvasive. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.
About Spinal Elements
Spinal Elements is an outcomes-driven spinal surgical solutions company with locations in Carlsbad, CA and Marietta, GA. A leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures, our mission is to combine leading medical device technologies, biologics and instrumentation to create positive surgical outcomes that exceed surgeon and patient expectations. For more information, please visit www.amendia.com or www.spinalelements.com.