Inion Oy (Inion), a biodegradable medical implants company, has announced the promotion of Christian Johnson to the position of sales director for key markets outside the US. Johnson will report to David Follows, Inion’s chief operating officer. Christian is a sales and marketing professional with 11 years of experience gained initially in the pharmaceutical industry and later in the medical devices industry.
Most recently, he spent seven successful years at Johnson & Johnson working in a number of sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility within its Spine Implant Business Unit (part of J&J’s DePuy operating company). During this time, he gained valuable experience in launching and marketing innovative new products, such as a pedicle screw system for spine fusion, which quickly became DePuy’s number one brand. Christian also demonstrated excellent leadership qualities and recruited and developed a new team that contributed significantly to the overall success of DePuy’s UK business.
Since joining Inion in 2007, Christian has made a significant contribution within the Marketing Team in supporting the refocus and prioritization of the Company’s portfolio of innovative biodegradable medical implants for spine and speciality orthopaedic applications.
Chris Lee, Inion’s CEO, said, “Christian’s passion for Inion’s product portfolio, support of the aims and ambitions of our organisation and his desire for success make him the ideal choice to take on this demanding role. Inion is focused on establishing a well-organised and profitable international sales and marketing operation and we are confident that Christian has the necessary qualities to build this important part of our business. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”
Inion has offices in the UK and US, and its head office, R&D and production facilities are in Tampere, Finland.