Our team for endoscopic minimally invasive spinal surgery
Innovative thinking and execution combined with longtime professional experience are the strengths of the operative senior management team of joimax®.
Wolfgang Ries – Founder, CEO & President
More than 35 years business experience, with 29 years in the health care industry and 6 years in the telecom industry. Prior to the foundation of joimax® in fall 2001, he held in 9 years positions in sales, product and marketing management, followed by the position of VP Business Development Europe in the Baxter CardioVascular Group, today Edwards LifeScience. In the German-French venture, Saphir Medical, he held for 2 years the position of the Managing Director and in the HydroCision Inc., Andover, MA VP Marketing & Business Development. His educational background is based on telecom engineering and a degree in medicine (4 years) from the University of Vienna, Austria. He finished several business management programs and courses like the Baxter-IMD Lausanne Leadership 2000 MBA program.
Rainer Schmitz – CFO/COO
More than 33 years business experience in finance and controlling. Prior to joining joimax® he worked several years as a General Manager Finance/Controlling in TerraTec Electronic GmbH, a global acting consumer electronic company. Prior to that, he held the position of the Director Finance in Conceptware AG, a global acting consulting and IT company. His educational background is based on commercial education with graduation in business administration, a 1 year trainee program in Business Administration in South Africa and 4 years study of Business Economics at the University of Hagen, Germany.
Maximilian Ries – General Manager
Joined joimax® in 2009 officially. Since 2015 he is the Integration and Operations Manager of joimax GmbH and since 2016 General Manager of joimax® Inc. He holds degrees in Technical Management and Business Management. Maximilian’s diverse education and experience over multiple departments helps the company to adopt quickly to new challenges and is supporting the growth of the company.
Brian Schneider – Vice President of Operations and Finance
Mr. Schneider joined joimax®, Inc. in early 2011 with over 25 years of broad financial and operational experience in multiple industries. He began his career as Controller for a US national foods manufacturing firm and later moved into Investment Banking supporting several globally acting companies. Just prior to joimax® he led a real estate financing company for nearly 10 years. He is now helping to guide the joimax® US Operations to new levels of success while utilizing proven fiscal and managerial strategies. Mr. Schneider holds a degree in Finance and Business Administration and he is a dedicated member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Bob Wolownik – National Director of Sales
Mr. Wolownik came to joimax® with over 25 years of successful sales management background, having grown various medical companies from a regional start-up phase into national level companies. Mr. Wolownik’s experience brings a solid foundation for joimax’s® rapid expansion of productions throughout North America and beyond.
Since joimax® was founded by Wolfgang Ries in fall 2001 in the Karlsruhe area, the number of employees has continued to increase. With this strong team of qualified people we acquired the status as “Expert in Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery”.
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76227 Karlsruhe, Germany
By founding a 100 % subsidiary in Irvine, California, USA, joimax® paved its way into the American market since 2006. The medical industry sector offers excellent opportunities for innovations which are globally researched and developed by joimax®.
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Irvine, CA 92618-3759, USA