Ottobock, Minneapolis, recently tapped Chris Wintenburg (pictured above) to serve as its Director of E-Commerce and Inside Sales for North America. In the company’s newly created position, Wintenburg will be responsible for managing Ottobock e-business relationships, driving the overall success of North America online sales, increasing throughput and online sales for all business units and product categories, and managing inside sales efforts, according to a company news release.

Matt Swiggum, executive vice president of sales for Ottobock North America, explains that the “creation of this new position is part of a focused effort to strategically reach our customers in multiple sales channels.”

The release notes that Wintenburg brings nearly 13 years’ experience at Dell Inc to Ottobock. At Dell Inc, Wintenburg held the positions of Online Support Product manager, E-Business senior manager, Services Business manager, and Services Solution director. Prior to his time at Dell Inc, the release says Wintenburg was an IT Manager with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp in Boulder, Colo.

Wintenburg holds a bachelor of science in Computer Science from Regis University, and a master of Engineering in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Wintenburg also served in the US Army as a Special Operations Team Leader for the 82nd Airborne Division (Fort Bragg, NC) and the 19th Special Forces Group (Golden, Colo).

Swiggum adds, “Chris’s extensive experience in the important areas of online and inside sales makes him a particularly good fit to lead this effort, and we are pleased to have him join our team.”

[Source: Ottobock]