WARSAW, Ind., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE: SMA), an independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today that the board of directors has voted to expand the size of the Company's board from five to seven. It has appointed two new independent directors, John S. Krelle and Craig B. Reynolds to fill the positions, bringing the total of independent directors to six.
Mr. Krelle is President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of FzioMed, Inc., a privately held medical biomaterials company based in San Luis Obispo, California. FzioMed's technology is being used in spine/orthopedic surgery, general surgery and aesthetic surgery. Prior to FzioMed, Mr. Krelle spent nearly twenty years in a variety of senior international positions at Zimmer Holdings, Inc., including President of Asian based operations in Japan. Mr. Krelle was educated in the United Kingdom and holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.
Mr. Reynolds is Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of Respironics, Inc., a publicly held company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices worldwide. Its product lines include sleep medicine therapeutics and diagnostic equipment, intensive care ventilation and patient monitoring and respiratory drug delivery systems. From 1981 to 1998, Mr. Reynolds was at Healthdyne Inc., a medical device company, serving for five years as Chief Executive Officer and board member. Mr. Reynolds holds a degree in industrial management and a Masters of Business Administration.
Frank Turner, Chairman of the Symmetry board, said, "We are pleased to
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