MAKO Surgical Corp. Appoints Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Business Development

MAKO Surgical Corp., a medical device company that markets both its robotic arm interactive orthopedic surgical platform and proprietary RESTORIS(r) implants for minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedures known as MAKOplasty(r), today announced that Ivan Delevic has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Delevic will report to Maurice R. Ferre, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for MAKO’s strategic marketing and business development initiatives.

“We are fortunate that an executive of Ivan’s caliber and skills has agreed to join MAKO during this critical period, as we accelerate commercialization of our innovative products,” Dr. Ferre said. “I am confident that his extensive background in marketing and business development will be a tremendous asset to our company.”

Mr. Delevic brings over fifteen years of marketing, sales, and business development experience in the healthcare industry, both domestically and internationally, including General Electric Healthcare, a worldwide medical technologies and services company, and Johnson and Johnson, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of healthcare products. He most recently was a business development consultant for various medical device companies. Beginning in 1996 through 2007, Mr. Delevic held various positions with General Electric Healthcare and its affiliated companies in the U.S., France, and Hungary, including General Manager for Molecular Imaging EMEA, Global Marketing and Sales Manager for Surgical Navigation, Business Development Manager with GE Healthcare’s Global Business Development, Six Sigma Leader & Black Belt for Global Functional Imaging, and Sales Manager for Southeastern Europe. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Delevic worked as a Business Manager for a Johnson and Johnson company involved in the sale of surgical products in Hungary. Mr. Delevic holds a M.B.A. from the Technical University of Budapest through a joint program with Herriot-Watt University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest.

Source:  MAKO Surgical

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