Ben Thompson

Chief Commercial Officer at Avalign Technologies

Ben Thompson was named chief commercial officer for Avalign Technologies in January of 2022. He has global responsibility for all sales, service, and marketing activities for Avalign Orthopaedics. Thompson has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience in sales, sales leadership, operations, and customer service. He has 24 years of leading teams in the medical device, medical product, diagnostics, and distribution services industries. Prior to Avalign, Thompson held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including national vice president of Laboratory Products, national vice president of Strategic Accounts, and senior vice president of U.S. Acute Sales for Cardinal Health. Prior to his senior leadership roles, Thompson held various sales, service, and sales management positions at Baxter International, Allegiance Healthcare, and Cardinal Health. He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL.

11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Wednesday April 24, 2024

OEM/CMO Relationship Outlook: The Impact of Consolidation

With the trend of M&A so prevalent throughout the orthopedic device manufacturing landscape, it is only natural to expect changes to the relationship between OEM and supply partner when an acquisition occurs. What is this impact and how does it affect the overall manufacturing industry? This session will bring together representatives from both OEMs and suppliers who have engaged in M&A to hear from them how existing and new relationships were affected along with related topics intertwined into this discussion.

Moderated by Bryan Hughes