Alphatec Holdings, the parent company of Alphatec Spine, a medical device company, has appointed Michael O’Neill, fellow chartered management accountant (FCMA), as chief financial officer (CFO), vice president and treasurer. He replaces Peter Wulff, who will transition to the newly created position of senior vice president, strategic initiatives.
O’Neill joins from Mentor Corporation, a surgical aesthetics manufacturer, where he was vice president and CFO from November 2007 to March 2009. Johnson & Johnson acquired Mentor Corporation in January 2009. Prior to joining Mentor Corporation, O’Neill had spent the previous 20 years with Johnson & Johnson, with his most recent position being vice president and CFO, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Information Technology.
From 2001 through 2007, O’Neill served as the vice president, finance and CFO for LifeScan, a division of Johnson & Johnson, a supplier of blood glucose monitoring systems. He began working for Johnson & Johnson in 1987 and moved through a series of progressively more responsible positions including international controller, operations controller, finance director, and group finance director. O’Neill received a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Exeter, Devon, UK and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Great Britain.
Wulff will continue to report to president and chief executive officer (CEO), Dirk Kuyper. Wulff’s responsibilities will include a number of key initiatives and projects, as well as the continued integration of Scient’x and Alphatec Spine.
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