Mr. Trippiedi and Mr. Martin will report directly to Thomas J. Sullivan. Ms. Jeffrey will continue to report to Fred L. Hite, Senior Vice President and CFO. Previously, the Company's sales, information technology, and quality and regulatory personnel reported to their respective business managers. The USA implant, instrument and case businesses previously reported to the Company's Chief Operating Officer USA, Michael W. Curtis. As part of the organizational change, the COO – USA role has been eliminated and Mr. Curtis will leave the organization effective April 29, 2011. Mr. Sullivan, stated, "Mike Curtis has been an important member of the Symmetry team since 2002. I would like to thank him for his long service and dedication to Symmetry and I wish him the best in the future."
Christopher W. Huntington, Chief Operating Officer Asia, will continue to lead Symmetry's growth in Asia and its flagship Malaysia manufacturing capability. Mr. Huntington's role will be expanded to include responsibility for Symmetry's strategic roadmap and acquisition strategy. Mr. Huntington will continue to report to Mr. Sullivan.
SSI, the Company's direct business located in Nashville, TN and led by Lee T. Crowe, General Manager SSI, will continue to report directly to Mr. Sullivan. This will allow continued focus on a high growth area of the business as the SSI team continues to deliver double digit sales increases through a broader geographical reach as well as a product line actively being expanded through multiple alliances, investments and new product introductions.
Relative to the corporate reorganization, Mr. Sullivan added, "In the three months since I joined Symmetry, I have had the opportunity to conduct a thorough review of our operations and believe that this new management structure will allow us to have closer relat
|SOURCE Symmetry Medical Inc.|
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