A Medical Device Daily

Jeffrey Binder has been appointed as president/CEO and a member of the board of directors of Biomet (Warsaw, Indiana). Binder replaces Daniel Hann, who has served as interim president/CEO.

Hann was named to the interim position following the resignation of Dane Miller from those positions in March of 2006. Hann will remain as executive VP of administration and a member of the board.

Binder has 15 years experience in the orthopedic medical device industry, most recently in senior management roles at Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, Illinois). He has served as senior VP of diagnostic operations of Abbott since January 2006. He previously served as president of Abbott Spine from June 2003, and president/CEO of spinal concepts from 2000 until June 2003.

"I am very excited about joining Biomet at this critical juncture in its history," said Binder. "I look forward to working with Biomet's team members to continue to build on the company's strengths and to further capitalize on opportunities going forward."

Biomet is a major manufacturer of orthopedic systems, encompassing reconstructive, fixation and spinal products.