Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> January 10, 2001

Charles Federico – Orthofix International Nv (ofix)

CHARLES W. FEDERICO joined Orthofix Inc. in October 1996 as Senior Vice President of Orthofix International NV and President of its subsidiary, Orthofix Inc., based in Huntersville, North Carolina. Mr. Federico is a member of the Boards of Directors for Orthofix International NV and Orthofix Inc. In January 2001, Mr. Federico became Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Orthofix NV. Prior to joining Orthofix, he served as President of Smith & Nephew Endoscopy (formerly Dyonics, Inc.) from 1981-1996. During this period, Dyonics achieved a worldwide dominant market position in arthroscopy and grew its annual sales from $4 million to $250 million. Mr. Federico has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry with a particular expertise in international sales and marketing. He holds a BS in Marketing from Fordham University. Profile
TWST: Would you begin by providing our readers with an overview of

Orthofix International.

Mr. Federico: Orthofix is a specialty orthopedics company that is

generating revenues in the range of