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 38 years business experience, with 32 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 36 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.
Matt Cronin – SVP, Sales & Marketing
Joined joimax® Inc. in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Matt has a strong history in the Orthopedics and Spine industry from Stryker Corporation and EBI (a subsidiary of Biomet). He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Master of Science in Human Performance and Sports Medicine and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He gained valuable clinical experience early in his career as a sports medicine professional supporting 21 NCAA Division 1 collegiate athletic teams. He was one of two Licensed Athletic Trainers (LATC) and Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) to work at the U.S.A. Gymnastics Championships. Additionally, Matt has certificates in Finance, Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt in healthcare. He has authored various publications on a wide range of joint injury, sports medicine and rehabilitation topics.
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