Stryker boosts IGA (international government affairs) with high-profile appointment
This article was originally published in Clinica
Orthopaedics industry market leader Stryker has appointed international medical device industry and government affairs specialist Ed Rozynski to head its newly-created international government affairs (IGA) function. The appointment of Mr Rozynski as vice-president of international government affairs appears to be part of a concerted effort by the Kalamazoo, Michigan company to raise its profile on public policy and reimbursement issues. Stryker International president Luciano Cattani said: "Ed brings a wealth of experience and expertise and visibility to this role. His worldwide perspective and advice is sought out by foreign healthcare leaders." Mr Rozynski was most recently vice-president of international government affairs at St Jude Medical (focusing on developing strategy and international market access), prior to which he served as an international consultant to the industry, helping to secure favourable reimbursement and policy outcomes in Japan, Europe and the Americas. His healthcare industry responsibilities have also included 12 years with AdvaMed. At Stryker, he will also act as adviser to CEO Steve MacMillan, who has just assumed the chairmanship of AdvaMed's international committee.