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Touch Bionics adds to sales, marketing, production and design teams

Company brings in experienced industry professionals to help grow U.S.


BOSTON, MA and LIVINGSTON, Scotland, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics, developer of the i-LIMB Hand, the world's first commercially available bionic hand, today announced that it has expanded its sales, marketing, production and design teams to bolster growing demand in the United States.

Bill Graham has been named U.S. sales manager for the eastern division of Touch Bionics; Tim Stevens has been named U.S. sales manager for the western division of Touch Bionics; Gaurav Mishra has joined Touch Bionics as director of international business development, and; Fiona Macintyre has been appointed marketing manager and will be responsible for implementing the company's U.S. marketing strategy. In addition, Derek Smith has joined Touch Bionics as senior mechanical engineer, while Fred Tatlow has joined the company as a mechanical engineer. All positions are effective immediately.

Bill Graham brings Touch Bionics over 30 years of successful experience in sales and management in the medical industry. Having most recently worked with Otto Bock, where for seven years his territory covered parts of the Southeast U.S., Graham brings deep knowledge and experience in prosthetics and orthotics sales to this new role. Prior to his work in prosthetics and orthotics, Graham taught high school biology, performed sales for pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, and was a regional sales manager for a worldwide infusion manufacturer. Graham is based out of Palmetto, FL and is responsible for the Eastern U.S. sales territory.

Tim Stevens has almost two decades of experience in sales, 16 of which have been in the medical field. He has extensive experience in the areas of orthopedics, orthotics and prosthetics, physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation. Having held positions with a range of companies including General Motors, Dow Chemicals, American Home Products (WYeth), Aircast, and Bauerfeind Ortho, Stevens has also performed medical distribution consulting for Extreme Velocity Sports (EVS.) Throughout his career, Stevens has strived to put patients' needs first and will continue to do so for Touch Bionics, covering the Western U.S. sales territory from his base of operations in Pleasanton, CA.

Gaurav Mishra is Touch Bionics' director of international business development. He has over ten years senior management experience in diverse areas. Mishra has extensive experience of developing international business for high technology companies, successfully setting up and managing relationships with channel partners in more than 30 countries across six continents. In addition to his business experience, Mishra was a fighter pilot in the Air Force.

Fiona Macintyre has a long history with Motorola, where she began her career in 1997. During her time with the company, she held a range of positions including product marketer and manufacturing planner. Prior to her joining Touch Bionics, Macintyre held the position of marketing manager for Weir Services. Her position is based out of Touch Bionics' headquarters in Livingston, Scotland.

Derek Smith previously worked for Polaroid where he worked on precision mechanisms and undertook extensive travel to the Far East in support of manufacturing. Smith most recently held the position of principal engineer with a high growth company in Scotland called Biopta.

Fred Tatlow is an expert in manufacturing processes and brings to Touch Bionics world-class expertise in manufacturing systems. During his 30-year career at Polaroid, Tatlow earned six sigma black belt certification, demonstrating his commitment to quality management.

Members of the Touch Bionics sales and marketing teams will be on hand at the next U.S. event for the company, the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Annual Academy meeting, taking place at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida from February 27 through March 1. The company will be exhibiting its i-LIMB system on the exhibit floor in the Grand Sierra Ballroom in booth 1117. A workshop presented by Touch Bionics entitled "Bionic Upper Limb Technology Made Easy," workshop Number 32, will take place on February 27, between 1:30pm and 5:30pm in the Caribe Royale Convention Center. This workshop addresses the key facts prosthetists need in order to offer bionic technology from their practices and transform the lives of upper limb patients. For more information, please visit

About Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a leading developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetics. The history of Touch Bionics began in 1963 with a program of work conducted at the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh, starting with comprehensive research into developing prosthetic solutions for children affected by Thalidomide. In early 2003, the company was spun out from the National Health Service, with significant shareholding held by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd. and in 2007, Touch Bionics brought to market the i-LIMB Hand, a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. The company continues to develop leading edge technologies for the treatment of patients with upper-limb deficiencies. For more information, visit

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