BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI) ("Bacterin"), a developer of anti-infective coatings for medical applications and revolutionary bone graft material, today announced that it has confirmed the appointment of Jon M. Wickwire, a distinguished Washington, D.C. based attorney and Michael A. Lopach, a CPA and founder of Lopach & Carparelli, to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Mr. Wickwire will assume the duties of chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees and Mr. Lopach has accepted the position as chairman of the Board's Audit Committee, while Mitch Godfrey, a longstanding Bacterin Board member will chair the Compensation Committee. The two new members replace departing members Daniel R. Frank, Gary M. Simon and Kenneth W. Calligar who recently stepped down from the Board due to personal reasons.
"I want to thank our three departing Board members for their zealous attention and contribution to our launch as a public company. We wish these gentlemen well in their future pursuits. The addition of Michael Lopach, who comes with over 30 years of public accounting experience, reinforces our financial governance, while Jon Wickwire adds a strong legal and project structuring background to our board," commented Guy Cook, Bacterin's founder and CEO. "During these early days as a public Board of Directors, it has become clear that an odd number of members to the Board is imperative to maintain the smooth operation of our company. Consequently we stand today as a five member Board and heartily welcome Jon and Mike who we believe bring critical skills to our company as we enter an accelerated growth stage."
Jon Wickwire, an attorney and a founding shareholder of Wickwire Gavin, P.C., a national construction law fi
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