Altimate Medical Holdings Inc (AMHI) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Paul Hickey as its new President and CEO. Hickey succeeds Todd Tholkes, who is retiring after leading Altimate Medical for more than 2 decades.

Paul Hickey

Tholkes started at Altimate Medical’s founding in 1987 and has held a leadership role in the company for all 32 years of service.

Tholkes, who will remain a board member of the Minnesota-based company, comments in a media release that, “I felt the timing was right as our company is well positioned for continued growth. I am confident that Paul, who has proven leadership experience and the commercialization expertise, will lead this company forward into the next chapter.”

Todd Tholkes

“I am very impressed with AMHI’s accomplishments and their global leadership position in standing devices. The future looks very promising with tremendous opportunity for growth from our new product pipeline and potential partnerships,” Hickey states.

Hickey has more than 25 years of medical device commercialization experience, including leadership roles in marketing, R&D, clinical, and reimbursement. He most recently served as President and CEO of Vertebral Technologies Inc and prior to that role was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Reimbursement at EnteroMedics. He also serves as a member of the board of directors at Excelen Center for Bone & Joint Research and Education.

AMHI is comprised of Altimate Medical Inc, ActiveAid LLC, and Medical Positioning Inc.

[Source: Altimate Medical Holdings Inc]