Charles W. Federico has served as one of our directors since June 2007. From 2001 to April 2006, Mr. Federico served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Orthofix International N.V. and; from 1996 to 2001, he served as President of Orthofix Inc. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Federico was President of Smith & Nephew Endoscopy (formerly Dyonics, Inc.). From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Federico served as Vice President of Dyonics. Previously he held management and marketing positions with General Foods Corporation, Puritan Bennett Corporation and LSE Corporation. Mr. Federico is a Trustee of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and a director of SRI/Surgical Express, Inc. and BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Federico holds a B.S. in marketing from Fordham University.
Maurice R. Ferré, M.D. is the founding President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of MAKO Surgical Corp. In June 2007, he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 award for emerging companies in Florida. In 1993, Dr. Ferré founded Visualization Technology, Inc., a medical device company for image-guided surgery, where he served as Chief Executive Officer until April 2002 when Visualization Technology was acquired by GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of the General Electric Company.
Dr. Ferré served as Vice President of Strategic Development for GE Navigation, a Division of GE Healthcare from April 2002 until April 2004. In May 2004, Dr. Ferré became the Chief Executive Officer of Z-KAT, Inc., a surgical navigation device company, which eventually spun-off the orthopedic robotics segment that became the basis for the founding of MAKO Surgical. He holds an M.D. and a Master's degree in Public Health from Boston University.
Richard R. Pettingill has served as one of our directors since August 2010. Mr. Pettingill served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minnesota's largest healthcare organization, from 2002 until his retirement in 2009. While in this role, he also served on the board of directors of the Minnesota Hospital Association and the Minnesota Business Partnership. Prior to joining Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Mr. Pettingill served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Hospitals from 1996 to 2002. From 1991 to 1995, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Camino Healthcare, a community based integrated delivery system. Mr. Pettingill is a director and member of the health IT standards, compensation and quality, compliance and ethics committees of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Mr. Pettingill received a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a master's degree in health care administration from San Jose State University. He served as a 2010 Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University.