Freedom Innovations Names Executive Vice President of R&D

January 04, 2011

Freedom Innovations, LLC a leading developer and manufacturer of high technology lower limb prosthetic devices has appointed Steven Reinecke, MSBE as Executive Vice President of Research & Development (R&D).

Reinecke has more than 25 years of orthopedic reconstruction, trauma, spine, and biologics experience. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at DiscoveryOrtho Partners where he developed R&D strategies for companies operating in the orthopedic, spine, biologics and dental industries. Prior to this, he served as Chief Technology Officer with Alphatec Spine (NASDAQ: ATEC) and was responsible for reorganizing the R&D and regulatory departments as well as being a key member of the IPO team during the public offering. Additionally, he served as VP of R&D at Orthofix (NASDAQ:OFIX) where he was responsible for the R&D and clinical research departments for Class II and III orthopedic products and managed multiple centers within the U.S. and Europe. As co-founder and inventor of two medical device companies (Kinesis Medical and Ergomedics), he achieved commercial product success, and both companies were later acquired by public companies.

Mr. Reinecke holds an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He currently holds 24 U.S. and international patents and has authored numerous articles related to general orthopedic technologies.

“We are excited to have Steven join our team. He will bring a wealth of experience and technical know-how to the R&D department at Freedom Innovations. As we continue to expand our product line, we will benefit from his depth of knowledge in product development and clinical experience supporting medical devices,” said Maynard Carkhuff, President & CEO of Freedom Innovations.

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, CA, Freedom’s lower-limb prosthetics are distributed around the world. For more information, visit