September 18, 2017/Roxane Wergin, Director, Corporate Communications
ALACHUA, Fla. (September 18, 2017) – RTI Surgical Inc. (RTI) (Nasdaq: RTIX), a leading global surgical implant company, announced today three new appointments to its senior leadership team to accelerate the Company’s strategic growth initiatives. They include Jonathon Singer, a member of RTI’s board of directors, as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, effective October 2, 2017. Outgoing CFO Robert Jordheim will leave the company to pursue new endeavors following a successful transition. RTI also appointed Olivier Visa, formerly Vice President of Global Compounding for Baxter, and Julius Aviza, past Vice President of Global Quality at American Medical Systems, to lead its OEM, Donor Services, Sports business and quality assurance function, respectively.
The new management additions demonstrate another important step toward positioning RTI for continued progress in executing its strategic transformation plan. The augmented leadership team has decades of highly specialized functional and industry expertise, along with a diverse skill set that is aligned to build on RTI’s recent strong performance and to advance its progress toward returning RTI to long-term sustainable growth and profitability. Each leader will play a critical role in further developing their respective functional excellence, streamlining RTI’s businesses, upgrading its processes and reinforcing a culture that is laser focused on the customer.
New Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Mr. Singer, an RTI board member since May 2016, will resign from the board to focus on his new role, which includes managing the company’s financial operations and overseeing RTI’s information technology, legal and business development functions. He will report to RTI Chief Executive Officer Camille Farhat.
“As we continue to implement our long-term growth strategy, we need the right team to accelerate and solidify our progress,” said Mr. Farhat. “I am particularly proud to welcome Jonathon who already has been a valuable contributor to RTI’s progress as one of our board members. His intricate knowledge of RTI combined with his broad business experience and deep background in strategic planning, finance, operations, IT, investor communications and business development will bring a new dimension to his role and help us accomplish the significant work ahead of us.”
Mr. Singer has more than 30 years of leadership experience at publicly-traded health care and pharmaceutical organizations. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sagent Pharmaceuticals, a producer of generic injectable products that won numerous awards for growth and innovation during his tenure. Mr. Singer also served as CFO of Landauer, a radiation safety products and services provider, and as Vice President for Global Finance and CFO of the Medical Segment at specialty medical device company, Teleflex. A certified public accountant, he has held finance, accounting and operations roles at Cardinal Health, R.R. Donnelley & Sons and KPMG.
“I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to Rob Jordheim for his service as CFO and interim CEO,” said Mr. Farhat. “His commitment to RTI’s mission has contributed to putting us back on the path toward growth. We all wish Rob the best in his future endeavors.”