Ekso Bionics Holdings, Richmond, California, announced the promotion of Thomas Looby to president and chief commercial officer. Looby will be responsible for expanding global sales and marketing operations, including overseeing the company’s clinical, customer service, and regulatory divisions.
“[Ekso Bionics wants] to make a more focused effort to drive adoption by leading further clinical studies and systematically educating the market on the economic benefits of using exoskeletons in the rehabilitation setting,” said Nate Harding, CEO and cofounder. “Tom’s medical device experience and seasoned leadership skills are poised to make that happen.”
Looby joined Ekso in April as the chief marketing officer(CMO) leading the development and execution of the company’s global hospital and rehabilitation marketing strategy. Prior to joining Ekso, he served as senior vice president and CMO at Given Imaging, a medical technology company headquartered in Yokne’am Illit, Israel, and as corporate director of marketing and business development at Eastman Kodak, headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Ekso also announced that Niel McCaffrey, who has expertise in complex electronic imaging, and diagnostic and communication systems, has been hired as vice president of engineering, medical. McCaffrey will focus on advancing the company’s medical engineering team and intellectual property library.