Freedom Innovations has appointed Michael Katz as European sales and marketing director.
“Mr. Katz brings extensive European commercial experience in the orthotic and prosthetic market and will support our continued growth in Germany, France, Benelux, Italy, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom,” Gary Wertz, executive vice president of Freedom Innovations, said in a news release.
Katz will be based in the Netherlands and responsible for managing distribution channels, launching new products and assessing the market needs in Europe.
“Michael’s highly relevant experience will support our mission of assisting individuals with physical challenges in living life to the fullest” Wertz said.
Prior to joining Freedom Innovations, Katz served as Medi’s international sales manager prosthetics, general manager in Belgium and general manager of orthotics and prosthetics in the Netherlands. He previously served as international sales director for United States Marine Corps /Seattle Systems, later acquired by Trulife. During his career in health care, he also held key management positions with Harting-Bank BV, one of The Netherlands’ largest rehabilitation companies, and with Thuasne, a French orthopedics and supply company.
“I am excited to be part of such a progressive and dynamic company and look forward to growing the European business,” Katz said.