OmniGuide Appoints Manny Avila VP Global Sales

Senior Executive Strengthens Leadership Team and Company’s Focus on Delivering Advanced Surgical Energy Systems

OmniGuide Appoints Manny Avila VP Global Sales

OmniGuideBrad Smith, CFO, 617-551-8420

OmniGuide, Inc., a commercial stage medical device company, today announced the appointment of Manny Avila as VP of Global Sales. Mr. Avila brings substantial experience in sales, sales operations, and general business management in the medical device industry. In his new role, Mr. Avila will be instrumental in helping drive the next phase of the company’s growth strategy.

"Manny brings a wealth of highly relevant experience in medical device sales and sales operations to this important leadership role at OmniGuide,” said Scott Flora, CEO of OmniGuide. “As we look to accelerate the growth of our surgical products and focus on large market opportunities including Gynecology and ENT, Manny will play a key role in helping us achieve that goal.”

Mr. Avila most recently served as VP Commercial Operations, Surgical Solutions Europe for Covidien, a diversified healthcare company. He previously spent nine years at Aspect Medical Systems in various positions including VP General Manager International and VP Global Sales Operations. Prior to joining Aspect Medical Systems, Mr. Avila was Director, Shared Services for Synthes-Stratec, VP Manufacturing at AKSYS Ltd. and Director of Operations at Haemonetics.

Mr. Avila received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

"OmniGuide’s advanced surgical energy system represents a significant addition to the options surgeons have for treating their patients. I am excited to be joining the company at this stage of its commercial development and look forward to helping build a successful emerging growth company," said Mr. Avila.

OmniGuide advanced surgical energy systems combine the surgical value of CO lasers with unprecedented precision, control, and access. For physicians across different disciplines, OmniGuide offers safe, precise cutting and ablation of soft tissue.

In microsurgery, laparoscopy and robotic procedures, OmniGuide systems deliver CO laser energy through unique flexible optical fibers, with the potential to improve patient outcomes as a result of enhanced precision and less damage to tissue around the surgical site.

Major medical centers across the United States are using OmniGuide systems in procedures ranging from Gynecology to ENT and general surgery.

OmniGuide, Inc. is a leader in the development and marketing of advanced surgical energy solutions for minimally invasive surgery that improve precision, access and control. OmniGuide’s products are sold under the BeamPath® brand and are clinically targeted for superior clinical outcomes in Gynecology and ENT. The Company distributes its products in the U.S. through a direct sales force. OmniGuide is committed to developing products that improve and expand surgical treatment options, enhance clinical outcomes, and reduce treatment complexity and cost.

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