Leadership Team

Leadership Team

MICHAEL FRAZZETTE
President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining LABORIE, Mike served for 11 years at Smith & Nephew plc (LON: SN), a $4.8 billion Medical Technology company. He joined Smith & Nephew as President of its Endoscopy Global Business Unit, then served as President of its Advanced Surgical Devices Division, comprised of the Orthopedic, Trauma, and Endoscopy businesses. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Smith & Nephew, leading the global operations of the entire company. Mike successfully led the business in both profitable organic growth, as well as strategic mergers and acquisitions. Mike’s previous experience includes executive leadership roles at Kendall Healthcare, Tyco Healthcare, and CEO of MicroGroup, a privately-held medical manufacturing business in Massachusetts.


WALTER STOTHERS
Chief Financial Officer

Walter brings over two decades of financial leadership experience to his role. Prior to joining LABORIE, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Dynacare for 12 years, Senior Vice President of Finance at Mosaic Sales Solutions and Senior Manager at KPMG in Toronto.

A Chartered Professional Accountant, Walter holds a Bachelor’s in Economic History from Swansea University and an MBA from Queen’s University.


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HOLGER FÜRSTENBERG
Managing Director, GLOBAL - GI

Holger leads the European and International organization and is responsible for sales, marketing, and operations.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the life science and healthcare industry serving as President and European Managing Director for Ormco (Danaher) Dental EMEA & India as well as assignments with Ansell Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson and ConvaTec

Holger holds a degree in Marketing Communications and has completed several executive management courses in J&J, Stanford and Danaher.


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IAN MCLEAN
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING, Global - UROLOGY

Ian is responsible for all marketing functions.

Prior to joining LABORIE he was the Director of Medtronic’s Cardiac Vascular group in Canada, where he worked for 8 years in various marketing functions. Before Medtronic, Ian was with Bristol Myers Squibb's stand-alone medical imaging division in Sales and Marketing. Ian also worked at Maxxam Analytics, Canada's largest private analytical testing laboratory.

Ian has an Honours Biology and Business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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CRAIG MIDDLETON
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING, USA - UROLOGY

Craig is responsible for managing the Sales and Marketing team in the United States. He has 25 years of medical sales and sales management experience. Craig holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Southern Methodist University.


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Wilfried Woesthuis
Director of Sales, GLOBAL - GI

Wilfried is responsible for sales of LABORIE’s products through our global network of international distributors.

Before joining LABORIE, he served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Medical Measurement Systems (MMS), a global market leader in gastrointestinal diagnostics and urodynamics.

Wilfried holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Commerce from Saxion University, Enschede, Netherlands.


Simona-Esposito

Simona Esposito
Director of Sales, DIRECT MARKETS

Simona is responsible for Sales in European direct markets. She has more than 10 years of experience in the medical device industry having worked in international Sales and Marketing roles with General Electric’s Life Care Solutions, Olympus Medical UK Middle East and Africa and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

Simona holds an MBA from Bocconi and Kenan-Flagler Business Schools and a degree in Political Science.


 

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Robert Mueller
Vice President OF Operations, GLOBAL

Robert is responsible for managing all aspects of global operations including manufacturing, supply chain, customer service, technical support and IT. He provides leadership and direction to accelerate growth through focused strategy development and disciplined execution.

Prior to joining LABORIE, Robert served as Managing Director of T-DOC® Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer of urology, urogynecology, and anorectal manometry diagnostic products. Robert previously held roles with Anheuser-Bush InBev.

Robert holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA from Auburn University.


CHRIS DRIVER
Director of R&D, GLOBAL

Chris is responsible for leading the New Product Development (NPD) efforts within Urology. He has a strong passion leading and driving cross functional development teams to develop innovative products and thrives in high paced environments.

Prior to joining LABORIE, Chris served as a consultant within Honeywell and led the Verification and Validation project of the Airbus A350 Environmental Controllers to a successful Certification (CRC).

Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the University of Guelph. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).