As of January 1st, 2014, Frank Menzler was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hocoma USA. Frank brings medical device and life science research, development and sales & marketing management experience, which ranges from early stage start-ups to executive positions with large global corporations.
He has been extensively involved in the medical industry through his various assignments in companies such as Guidant (later acquired by Boston Scientific) and HepaLife Technologies. Frank also co-founded Impella Cardiotechnik (Germany), a medtech startup venture, that was later acquired by US-based ABIOMED. Most recently, he served as Senior Director at Fraunhofer USA where he was working to identify new life science technology applications for the US market.
“I am excited to continue building Hocoma’s reputation and leadership in robotic rehabilitation technologies and services. With its outstanding people and solutions Hocoma is uniquely positioned to work with providers, payers and patients to shape the future of rehabilitation,“ comments Frank Menzler on the new challenge.
Frank Menzler holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a Diplom-Ingenieur (Master’s of Science equivalent) in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany’s largest university of technology.
“Frank’s vast experience in building successful medical device organizations will be extremely valuable for Hocoma’s continued growth. We look forward to working with Frank and expanding our reach in the U.S. with new products, services and a dedicated team,” says Dr. Gery Colombo, CEO of Hocoma’s global headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland.