Forrest R. WhittakerChief Executive Officer
Mr. Whittaker was named Chief Executive Officer of Avalign Technologies in January 2007
and has company-wide responsibility, which includes the four operating divisions of Avalign: German Specialty Instruments, Cases & Trays, Instruments & Implants and Cutting Instruments.
Mr. Whittaker began his career as a sales representative with American Hospital Supply in 1977 and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior positions held by Mr. Whittaker include President and COO, Teleflex Medical, 2003-2006; President, Respiratory Group, Tyco Healthcare, 2000-2003; President and CEO, Paidos Health Management Services, 1993-2000. Prior to his tenure with Paidos, Mr. Whittaker served in a variety of management positions with both Baxter International and American Hospital Supply, including President at the V. Mueller division from 1989-1992. Mr. Whittaker serves as a Board Director for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.
Mr. Whittaker received an M.B.A. from James Madison University in 1977, and a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971.