Titan Spine Appoints Vice President of Sales for Europe

  Titan Spine Appoints Vice President of Sales for Europe

Business Wire

MEQUON, Wis. -- November 07, 2012

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the
development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today
the appointment of Marcus Klarl as the Vice President of Sales, Europe. Mr.
Klarl joins the Company following twenty-two years in the medical device
industry in Europe, including the last twelve years in various strategic
sales, sales management, marketing, education, and clinical affairs positions
in the spinal implant industry. He will be responsible for the sales efforts
of Titan Spine’s line of specialized Endoskeleton® interbody fusion devices,
which features the Company’s proprietary nano surface technology that has been
shown to promote a superior bone formation response when compared to other
common interbody implant materials such as polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

Prior to joining Titan Spine, Mr. Klarl has successfully developed and
implemented strategic business plans for both investigational and commercially
available spinal implants. He was most recently responsible for significant
sales increases of the M6™ Cervical and Lumbar Artificial Discs for Spinal
Kinetics in the German market. Prior to that, Mr. Klarl led the European
sales, marketing, and clinical efforts for Impliant, the developer of the
TOPS™ facet arthroplasty device. Mr. Klarl has also held various sales
management, business development, and marketing positions with Depuy
Spine/Johnson & Johnson and Steris Corporation.

“We are very fortunate to have Marcus join our team,” said Kevin Gemas,
President of Titan Spine. “His extensive experiences in the German and
European spinal marketplace will be a tremendous asset to the Company as we
aggressively pursue additional marketshare for our unique devices and nano
surface technology. The timing is perfect to bring Marcus on board as we are
seeing clear signs of increasing demand in Europe for interbody implants that
can help promote an environment for enhanced bone growth and interbody fusion.
We are excited to broaden our domestic sales momentum to Europe and to expand
the breadth of hospitals, surgeons, and patients that can benefit from our

About the Company – Titan Spine, LLC is a surface technology company in
Mequon, Wisconsin that is focused on the design and manufacturing of
proprietary interbody fusion devices for the spine. The company is committed
to advancing the science of surface engineering to enhance the treatment of
various pathologies of the spine that require fusion. Visit www.titanspine.com
to learn more and to view an animation that depicts the cellular response to
the company’s surface technology.


Titan Spine
Kevin Gemas, 866-822-7800
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