BELGRADE, Mont., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications, has promoted Nick Navarro, a seasoned healthcare sales professional to National Sales Manager.
Nick Navarro, National Sales Manager, has eight years of sales and management experience in the orthopedic industry. As the National Sales Manager, Mr. Navarro is responsible for managing Bacterin's hybrid distribution force by supporting product sales for all Bacterin divisions. Prior to being promoted to this position, he has served various roles at Bacterin, starting as a Direct Representative, advancing to a Regional Sales Manager, and relocating to headquarters to serve as Vice President of Devices. Mr. Navarro's previous experience includes sales roles with Johnson and Johnson, specializing in wound and infection management, and at Wright Medical as a Foot and Ankle Hardware Specialist. Mr. Navarro has a Psychology degree from the University of Iowa and a minor in Business. Mr. Navarro also contributes time and efforts to support Miracle Feet, which helps to correct club feet in developing countries.
Commenting on Mr. Navarro's appointment, Guy Cook, Bacterin's President and CEO, said, "We were very pleased to promote a strong team member such as Nick. He has brought relevant industry experience to Bacterin and has produced at each level inside the company. We look forward to adding his performance & industry expertise to our sales management team."
About Bacterin International HoldingsBacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE) develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets. Bacterin's proprietary methods optimize the growth factors in human allografts to create the ideal stem cell scaffold to promote bone, subchondral repair and dermal growth. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries. Bacterin's Medical Device division develops, employs, and licenses bioactive coatings for various medical device applications. Bacterin's strategic coating initiatives include antimicrobial coatings designed to inhibit biofilm formation and microbial contamination. For further information, please visit www.bacterin.com. Important Cautions Regarding Forward-looking Statements