Safe Orthopaedics recently announced the permanent appointment of Pierre Dumouchel as chief executive officer of the company and named Alain Coudray as chairman of the board of directors.
According to a company press release, Dumouchel served as interim chief executive officer and introduced a new strategy for the company to refocus activities in France, other parts of Europe and emerging markets. He also led the company as it entered into new distribution agreements covering Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Chile.
Coudray was a non-voting advisor to the board and previously served as director of the company. As chairman of the board of directors, he is reportedly replacing Gérard Vaillant, who is retiring from Safe Orthopaedics.
“Given the success achieved by Pierre Dumouchel in just a few months, it was an obvious decision for the board of directors to make his appointment permanent,” Coudray said in the release. “His leadership and his tremendous knowledge of the organization and of surgeons’ needs form solid pillars that will underpin the successful execution of our strategy. He will continue to optimize the allocation of our sales and marketing resources to markets with the greatest potential for Safe Orthopaedics’ innovative single-use instruments for back surgery.”