Titan Medical Inc. Announces Appointment of John E. Barker as Strategic Advisor
Seasoned Financial Executive with Track Record of Building and Managing World-Class Companies
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/06/08 -- Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE: TMD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a consulting agreement with Mr. John E. Barker as a strategic advisor for the Company. As former Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Zenon Environmental Inc., having had sales exceeding $230 million and 1,480 employees, Mr. Barker was responsible for managing the finance and information technology of over 35 subsidiary companies in 25 different countries. Most notably, he led teams that raised over $140 million between 2002 and 2004, and managed to assist the sale of Zenon Environmental Inc. to General Electric Company for a 50% premium over the share price.
In his role, Mr. Barker's will provide strategic guidance, participate in the Company's fundraising efforts, represent the Company in discussions with potential investors, and provide counsel as required to promote the growth of the Company. In addition, the Company expects to add Mr. Barker as a nominee of management for election as a director at the next Annual Meeting.
"We are very pleased to have John Barker join the Company as a strategic advisor to the executive team. Mr. Barker brings invaluable management and board experience acquired at a major Canadian public company. He will play a key role in our financial and corporate development as we near our development of our next generation robotic surgical platform" said Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc.
About Titan Medical Inc.: Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE: TMD) focused on the development and commercialization of robotic surgical technologies. The Company is currently developing Amadeus®, a next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system, with the objective of enabling surgeons to remotely manipulate surgical instruments. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The global robotic surgical market size is currently estimated to be $3.4 billion with potential for placement of 6,000 robotic surgical systems. The Company is researching and developing innovative technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.
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Contacts: Titan Medical Inc. Craig Leon Chief Executive Officer (416) 548-7522 (ext. 151) (416) 368-1608 (FAX) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.titanmedicalinc.com
Released November 6, 2008