FREEDOM INNOVATIONS NAMES VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Irvine, Calif. (September 24, 2010) - Freedom Innovations LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of high technology lower limb prosthetic devices has appointed Mark Testerman as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Testerman will direct the company's U.S. sales organization. His responsibilities will include sales strategy development, key account management, and sales force training and development.
"Mark brings extensive healthcare sales expertise and a passion for superior customer service," stated Gary Wertz, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We are excited about the host of creative strategies he'll implement to support our continued growth."
Testerman has over 20 years of experience as a senior sales executive where he has successfully built and led high performing sales teams in both the specialty pharmaceutical and medical device marketplace. He served as Director of Marketing & Vice President of Sales for CIBA Vision Ophthalmics - Novartis Ophthalmics. He also co-founded Alimera Sciences, Inc., an ophthalmic bio-tech company. There he worked as a member of the executive team helping to bring the company from inception through the launch of its first product and the development of its current product portfolio. Mark played a critical role in raising capital, leading co-promotional alliances and hiring and training a highly effective sales force.
Mark began his healthcare sales and marketing career with Allergan, Inc., holding numerous progressive positions including Territory Manager, Sales Trainer, District Sales Manager, Manager, International Marketing Services and Product Manager. He holds a BS in Business degree from Miami University.
"I am excited to be part of such a successful and progressive team," stated Mr. Testerman. "I look forward to contributing to the company's future growth, by providing our customers world class products and service."
Testerman replaces Steve Sherman. Sherman hired and trained many in the Freedom Innovations sales force and was an active participant of the management team. His industry knowledge and experience provided significant contributions to the company's growth over the past five years.
About Freedom Innovations
Freedom Innovations, LLC designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, California, Freedom's lower-limb prosthetics are distributed in 39 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.freedom-innovations.com.