Management Team at Spineology

John J. Booth, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, has been a board member of Spineology since its inception and was named CEO in September 2004. Prior to joining Spineology, Mr. Booth held various executive level positions at Phillips Plastics Corporation, most recently serving as CEO from June of 2001 to December 2002. Before serving as CEO of Phillips, he was CEO of Microvena Corporation, a cardiovascular device subsidiary of Phillips, from 1999 to 2001 and CEO of Phillips Origen Group Division from 1998 to 1999. Prior to Phillips, Mr. Booth was President and CEO of INCSTAR Corporation, a publicly held medical technology company involved in in-vitro diagnostics. He has held various positions in both financial and general management in the medical technology industry since 1981. Mr. Booth received a BS degree in accounting from Villanova University and an MBA from Seton Hall University.

Daniel D. McPhillips, Vice President of Marketing and Education, joined Spineology in 2000. Mr. McPhillips has been in the spine industry since 1989 and has a long history of involvement with innovative emerging spinal technologies. Prior to joining Spineology, he held a group directorship role at Spine-Tech (now Zimmer Spine), where he played a significant role in expanding the product portfolio to include cervical products, pedicle screws, hemostatic sealants and grafting products. While at Spine-Tech, Mr. McPhillips also served as trainer and recruiter for the BAK IDE clinical trial and was the product manager selected to the launch team. His initial experience in the spine industry was as the Minneapolis sales representative for Advanced Spine. Mr. McPhillips holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

Karen M. Roche, Vice President of Operations and Technology, has been involved with Spineology since its inception, bringing to the company over 20 years of experience in the orthopedic device industry. Prior to joining Spineology Inc. in 2001, Ms. Roche was hired by Phillips Plastics Corporation to provide technical leadership for Spineology Group at the start of the Spineology/Phillips joint venture. In 1992, Ms. Roche founded her own medical products company, Innovative Surgical Devices Corporation, to design and develop the CarboJet Lavage System, a product subsequently licensed to Zimmer for use in total joint replacement procedures. Prior to founding Innovative Surgical Devices Corporation, she was a development engineer in 3M Company’s Orthopaedic Products Division, and went on to operate a bioengineering consulting business. Ms. Roche earned a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University.

Timothy R. Walnofer, Vice President of U.S. Sales, joined Spineology in 2008. Mr. Walnofer began his career with Ethicon-Endo Surgery in 1997. After three years of successful sales experience, he moved to the spine industry in 2000. Since that time, his spine experience has been solely in emerging technologies. He has held sales and sales management roles at both Kyphon Inc. and Trans1 Inc., helping both successfully move from early-stage commercialization to initial public offering. Mr. Walnofer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

Dan Walsh, Vice President of Finance and Administration, joined Spineology in February 2012.  Mr. Walsh has over twenty years of financial management experience in a variety of manufacturing industries, most recently in the medical components industry.  Mr. Walsh came to Spineology from Heraeus Medical, a contract manufacturer for numerous medical device companies, where he served as Vice President of Finance since 2008.  Mr. Walsh began his career in Public Accounting after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA degree in accounting.  Mr. Walsh also graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business with a Master’s of Business Taxation degree.