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Rex Bionics appoints CEO

Staff writer |
Auckland, New Zealand - August 6, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand - Rex Bionics, a developer and manufacturer of hands-free robotic exoskeletons, announced the appointment of Crispin Simon as chief executive officer.

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Mr. Simon, who has a 25-year track record in industry with significant success in a number of sub-sectors of healthcare including medical technology and medical devices, will formally join the Board of Rex Bionics as CEO in early October 2014.

Following a career which included working at NM Rothschild, McKinsey, Rexam and Smith & Nephew, where he was latterly President of the Endoscopy Division, Mr. Simon was Chief Executive of Biocompatibles International until its sale to BTG.

At Biocompatibles, he led a team that developed three medical products businesses: the Cardiovascular Stent business sold to Abbott Laboratories, the Contact Lens business sold to Cooper Industries, and the drug-eluting bead business which was sold as part of the disposal of the whole company to BTG.

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