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®.
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.
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.
More than 32 years business experience, with over 22 years in Medical Healthcare Technique. Prior to joining joimax® in spring 2008, he held positions with increasing responsibilities in sales-, product- and marketing management, Vice President Business development EMEA and Asia Pacific in the fields of Medical Healthcare Technique, Gourmet Cookware, Watch and Jewelry, Swimming pool Technique. His education background is based on international Sugar Trade followed by academic studies as Economist at University St. Gallen, Switzerland. Various business management courses with Prof. Malik (Corporate Governance, Leadership etc.).
Stefan joined joimax® in his position in November 2015 with almost 25 years of sales and strategic business development experience in medical technology and in the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to joimax® he held positions for 8 years with GE Healthcare and 10 years with Leica Microsystems, where he successfully acted in the field of innovative medical technology and also started working as a sales trainer. He has been a member of the Danaher Business Leadership Program (DBSL) since 2008 and is Six Sigma (black belt) and Kaizen certified.
More than 15 years leadership experience in the medical devices industry. Before he joined joimax® in July 2014 he hold the position as CTO at Admedes Schuessler GmbH, Germany, the global market leader for manufacturing of stent components and heart valve frames from shape-memory alloys. He benefits from his long-time experience in structural buildup of development areas, implementing and optimizing of processes and establishing new business areas. His educational background is studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart with a subsequent PhD thesis on the field of nondestructive material testing.
Joined joimax® full time in 2009. He held positions in project and product management and as of 2015 he was the Integration and Operation Manager of joimax® GmbH. Since 2016 Maximilian is the General Manager of joimax Inc.. He holds a Bachelor Professional of Technical Management (CCI) and a Diploma in Business Administration and Economics (VWA). 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.
Since July 2016 she leads our global acting product marketing. Ruth holds a PhD degree in Biology and has 20 years of experience in marketing for laboratory equipment (Berthold Technologies, formerly EG&G Berthold) and pharmaceuticals (ISO-Arzneimittel). Increasing responsibility from product specialist to head of sales and marketing bioanalytics and top class marketing courses enhanced her competence continuously.
Monika joined joimax® in 2008, initially in sales, followed by product management as well as education and training – both internally and in the joimax® CM3 program for physicians. She can look back on 18 years of experience in medical technology and adult education. Before joining joimax® she worked in the field of Radioimmunoassays (CIS Diagnostik GmbH) and Interventional Radiology (optimed GmbH, Ettlingen). Additionally, she did freelance work as lecturer. After 14 years of family time-out she resumed to work. Monika is married and has 3 grown-up sons.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Business studies, Ina Zimmermann has been an Executive Assistant at joimax® GmbH since October 2016. Prior to this, she spent a year abroad in New Zealand where she gained experience working in various roles. Previous to this she worked in the ophthalmology field for the globally operating company Gebauer Medizintechnik GmbH, where she gained skills in partner management and in marketing.
Silke Klingberg began managing the team of QM & RA at joimax® in 2016. Her role includes international product approval and the implementation and monitoring of the QM system within the company. Silke has gained a qualification as Manager Regulatory Affairs in Medical Technology (University of Lübeck), Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Business Communication (AKAD University of Leipzig), Dipl.-Ing. (FH) European Civil Engineering Management (FH Oldenburg) and certified QM Representative. Over the past 20 years, Silke has gained knowledge and professional experience in various industries with the last four years being in the field of Medical Technology.
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 “Experts in Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery”.
Amalienbadstraße 41, RaumFabrik 61
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®.
14 Goodyear, Suite 145
Irvine, CA 92618-3759, USA