Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has selected Ivan Tornos to the newly-created position of chief operating officer. Tornos joined Zimmer Biomet in 2018 as group president of orthopedics and a year later was named group president of global businesses and the Americas.
The company says Tornos will continue to report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Hanson and will be responsible for overseeing all global businesses at Zimmer Biomet, as well as leading the global operations, clinical and medical education and global R&D and new product development functions.
“Since joining Zimmer Biomet, Ivan has made tremendous contributions toward the strategic evolution of our business, delivering consistent results across the board,” said Hanson. “As we continue to transform the Company, having Ivan at the helm in this newly-created and expanded role to drive forward, align and execute on our operations helps ensure we continue to deliver for our customers, patients and shareholders.”
In addition, Zimmer says Tornos will now have oversight of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, with the president of EMEA reporting directly to him.
The company also says Didier Deltort, who served as the president of EMEA since August 2018, will be leaving Zimmer for another professional appointment. A search is underway for a new president of the EMEA region.
Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Tornos served as worldwide president of the global urology, medical and critical care division of New Jersey-based Becton, Dickinson and Co.