CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2013) - Aurora Spine Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ASG) today announced that, effective immediately, Eric Fronk has been hired as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, with Ken Gross moving to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Fronk will help guide and oversee Aurora Spine's continued market leadership and financial growth. He brings more than 21 years of experience to Aurora Spine, and was previously chief financial officer of Digital Interactive Systems, a manufacturing and distribution services company.
Prior to joining Aurora Spine, Mr. Fronk was part of the team that prepared Alphatec Spine Inc. for its initial public offering in 2006. In addition, from 2002 to 2005 he was part of the team that led the restructuring and turnaround of Peregrine Systems Corp., a previously bankrupt software development company.
Mr. Fronk began his career with Ernst and Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent eight years working primarily in high-tech and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Fronk earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University and received a Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Fronk earned his CPA in 1996 in the State of Colorado.
Mr. Gross, the former chief financial officer of the company, will take over the position of Chief Operating Officer of the company. In this role he will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company investments, product manufacturing, and ensuring operational excellence across the company.
"2013 marks a significant turning point for Aurora Spine," said Trent J. Northcutt, Aurora Spine's Chief Executive Officer. "With our successful IPO, product manufacturing and the pending US launch of our initial product, we knew we needed the right leaders to take us to the next level of our business evolution. Between Eric's public experience in financial management, and Ken's strategic operation vision, we believe that we have created the right infrastructure to support our progression into becoming the industry leader of advanced minimally invasive spinal technology."
About Aurora Spine
Aurora Spine is an early stage company focused on bringing new solutions to the spinal implant market through a series of innovative, minimally invasive, regenerative spinal implant technologies.
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