Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Blaine, Minnesota, announced that effective February 17, Joe Hofmeister will replace J. Martin “Marty” Carlson, MS, CPO, FAAOP, as CEO.
Already on board as chief operating officer, Hofmeister will now assume Tamarack’s day-to-day management responsibilities as CEO, as well as lead the company’s strategic commercialization efforts. Carlson, Tamarack’s founder, will maintain an active role, working as the company’s chief engineer. Tamarack continues to be a family-owned business.
“Joe’s background matches Tamarack’s existing opportunities perfectly,” Carlson said. “We have a large and growing backlog of innovative intellectual property (IP) in the arenas of orthotics & prosthetics, rehab technology, and wound prevention and healing. Joe’s experience spans the spectrum from IP licensing for a university to coordinating the global commercialization of emerging medical technologies. He has worked with and for small and large corporations and, at midcareer, is taking this top management role in a small technology company with a potentially big future. I am very happy to have Joe on board and anxious to see what he and the team accomplish.”