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Bacterin Promotes Nick Navarro To National Sales Manager

Bacterin International Holdings (NYSE:BONE) said Tuesday that it has promoted Nick Navarro to national sales manager.

The company, which has about 117 employees, develops bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications.

Its products are used to enhance fusion in spine surgery, back pain relief with a facet joint stabilization, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery.

Navarro has eight years of sales and management experience in the orthopaedic industry. He holds a psychology degree from the University of Iowa and a minor in business.

Under this role, he will be responsible for managing Bacterin's hybrid distribution force by supporting product sales for all Bacterin divisions.

Before his promotion, Navarro served various roles at Bacterin starting as a direct representative, then advanced to regional sales manager where he relocated to headquarters to serve as vice president of devices.

During his career, he has worked for Johnson and Johnson, specializing in wound management, and at Wright Medical as a foot and ankle hardware specialist.

Bacterin's president and chief executive, Guy Cook, said: "We were very pleased to promote a strong team member such as Nick. He has brought relevant industry experience to Bacterin and has produced at each level inside the company. We look forward to adding his performance and industry expertise to our sales management team."

Bacterin's proprietary methods optimize the growth factors in human allografts to create the ideal stem cell scaffold to promote bone repair and dermal growth. The company's medical division also develops antimicrobial coatings that inhibit contamination.