WARSAW, Ind., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH) announced today that Mark C. Throdahl has joined the Company as Group President, Global Businesses. He will have responsibility for Zimmer Spine, Zimmer Dental, Zimmer Trauma, Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products, Zimmer Computer Assisted Solutions and the Human Motion Institute. Mr. Throdahl will report to David Dvorak, Zimmer Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer.
"We are delighted to have an executive of Mark's reputation and experience join our leadership team at Zimmer," said Mr. Dvorak. "A key part of our growth strategy involves investing in and expanding the businesses for which Mark will be responsible, and he is an ideal person to lead these efforts. He has a longstanding, proven track record of building medical device businesses around the world."
Mr. Throdahl most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Consort Medical plc, a leader in medical devices for inhaled drug delivery and anesthesia, which is based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Consort in 2001, he held various management roles at Becton Dickinson & Co. from 1988 to 2001, both at the corporate headquarters where he served as Senior Vice President and President of Drug Delivery, and in Japan, where he held the position of President, Nippon Becton Dickinson. He started his medical devices career in 1975 with Mallinckrodt Group, where he held sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately being named General Manager of the Critical Care business.
A graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts (with
distinction) in Economics and Russian Studies, Mr. Throdahl also holds an
MBA from the Harvard
|SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.|
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