Tamarack announces new chief executive officer

Joe Hofmeister will replace J. Martin (Marty) Carlson, MS, CPO, FAAOP, as chief executive officer of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc., effective Feb. 17.

Currently the company’s chief operating officer, Hofmeister will assume Tamarack’s daily management responsibilities, well as lead strategic commercialization efforts. Carlson, Tamarack’s founder, will continue as the company’s chief engineer.

Hofmeister was formerly a senior manager of strategic marketing and business development for Coloplast, a Minneapolis-based medical device manufacturer. He also worked at the University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization, and has significant experience in product, technology and business development with American Medical Systems and Muranaka Medical Instruments.

“Joe’s background matches Tamarack’s existing opportunities perfectly,” Carlson stated in a press release. “We have a large and growing backlog of innovative intellectual property (IP) in the arenas of orthotics and prosthetics, rehab technology and wound prevention & healing. Joe’s experience spans the spectrum from IP licensing for a university to coordinating the global commercialization of emerging medical technologies. He has worked with and for small and large corporations and, at mid-career, is taking this top management role in a small technology company with a potentially big future.”

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