Short takes: Ottobock, Convaid

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ottobock has named Aaron Holm manager of consumer marketing and engagement. The goal of the newly created position: strengthen the company’s connection to consumers and impact product development processes and patient outcomes. Holm is a consumer himself—he lost both of his legs when he was crushed between two cars on the side of a freeway while helping a friend change a tire, and he has been using Ottobock’s microprocessor-controlled knees since 2007…Convaid will attend RehaCare International, Sept. 24-27 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The company’s director of global marketing and business development, Nanneke Dinklo, will host a full-day product training session at the event.