KB Medical SA appoints Mr. Jean-Marc Wismer as their new CEO
Ecublens, Switzerland: 8 September 2014 - KB Medical SA, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative spinal robotic system today announced the appointment of Mr. Jean-Marc Wismer as Company's
new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors, effective September 1st 2014.
Jean-Marc Wismer brings 25 years of experience in international growth management and financing in the
field of medical devices. Formerly executive with Medtronic, Mr. Wismer has held various executive positions
in high-technology companies, the latest as cofounder and CEO of Sensimed where he continues serving as a
member of the board of directors. During his eight years with Sensimed, Mr. Wismer raised over $50M in
equity and led the company to deploy its technology to markets around the globe. Jean-Marc holds an MSc in
electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and an MBA from the IMD, Lausanne.
“I am delighted to welcome Jean-Marc Wismer as new CEO and member of the board of KB Medical. His
strong experience and successful track record with companies at similar development stages will be key for
the company to build on the current technology platform towards regulatory approval and commercialization
during the coming year,” says Jan A. Dekker, chairman of the board.
Says Jean-Marc Wismer, CEO: “KB Medical has accomplished great work over the past 2 years, with the full
development and industrialization of its robotic platform. I much look forward to joining such a talented team,
its outstanding clinical advisory board, and strong shareholders base. With its validated platform, clear market
need and value proposition, the company is in a strong position to play a leading role in robotic assistance in
About KB Medical
KB Medical's AQrate Robotic Assistance System for Spinal Surgery
Unmatched precision at surgeons’ fingertips
KB Medical SA is a Swiss company focusing on the design, development and commercialization of the
AQrateTM robotic system employed to assist surgeons during spinal surgery. The AQrateTM technology
empowers surgeons with precise, cost-effective, robotic-assisted spinal fusion. The Company’s mission is to
improve patients’ clinical outcome and quality of life after spinal fusion surgery as well as to reduce radiation
exposure to the OR team during the surgery.
Further information about KB Medical SA is available on www.kbmedical.com
KB Medical SA
Jean-Marc Wismer, CEO
+41 21 552-0812
KB Medical's AQrateTM Robotic Assistance System for Spinal Surgery - Unmatched precision at surgeons’ fingertips