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 – CEO & Founder
More than 40 years business experience, with 34 years in the health care and 6 years in the telecom industry. Prior to the foundation of joimax® in fall 2001, he held positions of growing responsibilities in sales, product and marketing management and VP Business Development Europe at Baxter CardioVascular Group, today Edwards LifeScience. At the German-French venture, Saphir Medical, he was the Managing Director and at HydroCision Inc., Andover, MA he was VP Marketing & Business Development. His educational background includes a telecom engineering and a degree in medicine (4 years) from the University of Vienna, Austria. Besides that he completed several business management programs and courses like the Baxter-IMD Lausanne Leadership 2000 MBA program.
Rainer Schmitz – CFO/COO
More than 38 years business experience in finance and controlling. Prior to joimax® he worked several years as a General Manager Finance/Controlling at 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.
Tony Troncale – VP Marketing & Business Development
Tony joined joimax® in 2021. Over his 25 year career in healthcare he has served in senior sales management and marketing roles at Stryker, K2M, and Synthes. Prior to entering the medical device industry he practiced clinically as a physician assistant in orthopedics. Tony holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill, a Master of Health Sciences degree from Duke, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California San Diego.
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”.
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®.
140 Technology Drive, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
The office in Hong Kong was already up and running in mid-2019. By the end of 2020, a second Asian location was added with the office in Singapore.
The team responsible for the Asia-Pacific region can now contact distributors and customers directly on site.