Conformis announces election of Carrie Bienkowski to its Board of Directors
BILLERICA, Mass., August 2, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell joint replacement implants that are customized to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, announced today that its Board of Directors elected Carrie Bienkowski to the Board effective July 31, 2018. Ms. Bienkowski will serve as a class I director until the Conformis 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
“We welcome the addition of Carrie Bienkowski to our Board of Directors,” said Kenneth P. Fallon, III, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conformis. “Her knowledge in consumer marketing and digital innovation will be a great asset for Conformis.” “Carrie’s experience is consistent with the opportunity we have to position the Conformis brand among today’s active and engaged patients that are seeking orthopedic treatment,” added Mark Augusti, Conformis’ President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Bienkowski is a dynamic operational and strategic leader with over 20 years of experience working across e-commerce, retail, blue-chip fast-moving consumer goods and management consulting. She has a proven track record of delivering results in diverse industries and international markets and is skilled in executive level strategic business planning, new product development, customer experience strategy and brand management.
Ms. Bienkowski has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Peapod since 2014. Prior to joining Peapod, Ms. Bienkowski served as the Head of Buyer Experience for eBay’s Fashion vertical in the European markets. From 2002-2009, at C&E Advisory in London, Ms. Bienkowski counseled businesses and brands including L’Oreal, Sky Media, HSBC, Boots Pharmacy and Vodafone in sustainability strategies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bienkowski spent nearly a decade at Procter & Gamble, where she served in various brand management roles.
Ms. Bienkowski received her degree in finance and business economics from the University of Notre Dame.
About Conformis, Inc.
Conformis is a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell joint replacement implants that are individually sized and shaped, or customized, to fit each patient’s unique anatomy. Conformis offers a broad line of customized knee implants and customized pre-sterilized, single-use instruments delivered in a single package to the hospital. In clinical studies, Conformis iTotal CR demonstrated superior clinical outcomes, including better function and greater patient satisfaction, compared to traditional, off-the-shelf implants. Conformis owns or exclusively in-licenses issued patents and pending patent applications that cover customized implants and customized patient-specific instrumentation for all major joints.
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