MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew, Inc.'s (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Orthopaedic Reconstruction Global Business Unit announced today the appointment of Todd Durniak as the senior vice president and general manager for its business in Asia and Australia. Durniak will focus on further developing the Unit's business in Asia and Australia, particularly in the areas of product development, surgeon education, marketing and supply.
Durniak's appointment rounds out the Unit's Global Management team, which also includes Andrew Holman, president for the Americas and Steve Couldwell, president for Orthopaedics Europe. The complete team reflects the Unit's geocentric business approach and commitment to improving the lives of patients worldwide through innovation and operational excellence. Couldwell, Holman and Durniak will report to Joseph DeVivo, president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Reconstruction.
Joseph DeVivo said, "In order to maintain a balanced global growth strategy, we must lead locally, develop locally and educate locally. Andrew, Steve and Todd will focus on their local customer bases and align their respective organizations accordingly. We believe this global structure will provide our talented team with the flexibility to run the business efficiently and to make locally-orientated decisions that will enhance Smith & Nephew's offer to our clients and improve the lives of patients worldwide. I am excited about this new team, and look forward to seeing their leadership in action."
Durniak, 47, was previously the Vice President in charge of the
business unit's Plus Orthopedics integration, which Smith & Nephew acquired
in June 2007. Prior to leading the integration, Durniak
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