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Edison, NJ, March 2014— Bruce Stroever, President and CEO of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) today announced the appointment of Alan Milinazzo, President of InspireMD, and Tracy Schmidt, CEO of Intermountain Donor Services to the MTF Board of Directors.
“We are honored to welcome Alan Milinazzo to the MTF Board,” said William W. Tomford, MD, Chairman of the MTF Board of Directors. “With more than 25 years of executive management experience in the life sciences sector, his business acumen and experience with medical device companies will bring added depth to our board. As MTF’s business becomes increasing complex, Alan’s expertise will be of critical importance to the Board.”
Prior to his position at InspireMD, Milinazzo served as CEO of Orthofix International. He spent 12 years with Boston Scientific Corporation in a variety of executive roles, including Vice President of Marketing for SCIMED Europe. Milinazzo also worked for Medtronic Inc. serving first as Vice President of Medtronic Inc.’s vascular business, and then as Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic’s coronary and peripheral businesses. He was instrumental in the development and commercialization of a number of key products while at Medtronic, including the company’s first drug coated stent platform, Endeavor. Mr. Milinazzo is a cum laude graduate of Boston College.
“It’s a privilege to welcome Tracy Schmidt to the Board of Directors,” said Bruce Stroever, CEO of MTF. “Tracy’s experience with and understanding of the intricacies of organ and tissue donation and his commitment to excellence in service to donors, families and recipients will bring an added dimension to our Board.”
As CEO of Intermountain Donor Services, an organ procurement organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues, Tracy Schmidt helped start one of the first fully integrated donor registries in the United States for the states of Utah and Idaho. He also was instrumental in the successful passage of state legislation to support donation. Tracy has served on MTF’s Medical and Donation Boards of Trustees and has served as the Chair of MTF’s Ethics Committee. Prior to his position at Intermountain Donor Services, Tracy spent eight years as a hospital administrator for the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Panorama City, California. Mr. Schmidt is a magna cum laude graduate of University of Utah and holds a MHA from the University of Minnesota.
“Both Alan and Tracy are proven leaders who will bring outstanding expertise and experience to the MTF Board as it continues to oversee the Foundation’s mission of providing the highest quality tissue grafts and advancing the science of transplantation,” Stroever said.
The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Edison, NJ, is a national consortium comprised of leading organ procurement organizations, tissue recovery organizations and academic medical institutions. Since its inception in 1987, MTF has received tissue from more than 100,000 donors and distributed more than 5 million grafts for transplantation. For more information, visit www.mtf.org.