Ekso Bionics Inc. expands medical and marketing teams

Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced the promotion of Thomas Looby, MBA, to president and chief commercial officer. The company has also hired Niel McCaffrey as its vice president of Engineering, Medical.

Thomas Looby

Looby will be responsible for expanding global sales and marketing operations, as well as overseeing clinical, customer service and regulatory divisions, according to a company press release.

“Tom has made great progress for us…to begin laying down a foundation for significant growth over time in the medical space,” Nate Harding, Ekso Bionics Inc. CEO and co-founder, stated in the release. “We wish to make a focused effort leading further clinical studies and educating the market on the economic benefits of using exoskeletons in the rehabilitation setting. Tom’s medical device experience and seasoned leadership skills are poised to make that happen.”

Looby joined Ekso in 2014, where he served as chief marketing officer and led development of the global hospital and rehabilitation marketing strategy. He previously served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Given Imaging, and corporate director of marketing and business development at Eastman Kodak.

McCaffrey previously worked at Becton Dickinson Medical. In his new role, he will focus on the advancement of Ekso Bionics’ medical engineering team and intellectual property library.

“Facilities around the world are demonstrating the benefits of rehabilitation using patented Ekso Bionics robotic exoskeleton technology,” Harding said. “Our early successes in the rehabilitation clinic are very encouraging and we plan to expand our leadership into the home setting where mobility and associated wellness are of utmost importance.”

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