Sanara MedTech Inc. Announces the Appointment of Sara Ortwein to its Board of Directors
FORT WORTH, TX / ACCESSWIRE / December 23, 2020 / Sanara MedTech Inc. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Sanara MedTech Inc. (“Sanara” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SMTI), a provider of wound and skin care products dedicated to improving patient outcomes, announced today that Sara Ortwein has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective December 18, 2020.
Ron Nixon, Sanara’s Executive Chairman, stated, “Sara is an excellent addition to our Board. She brings diversity of thought and Fortune 500 experience at the executive level as well as a strong background in science and engineering. We believe she will bring a valuable perspective to Sanara as we continue to expand and implement our comprehensive wound and skin care strategy.”
Ms. Ortwein retired from ExxonMobil in March 2019, after a 38½-year career. Prior to retiring, she was president of XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, from November 2016 through February 2019 and was responsible for ExxonMobil’s unconventional oil and gas business. She was the first woman to lead a major subsidiary of ExxonMobil.
Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Ortwein served in various roles including president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, senior manager within ExxonMobil’s U.S. production operations, and corporate upstream advisor to senior management at ExxonMobil’s headquarters in Irving, Texas.
Ms. Ortwein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). In 2009, she was honored by the University of Texas as a Distinguished Engineering Graduate from the Cockrell School of Engineering. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1980.
About Sanara MedTech Inc.
With a focus on improving patient outcomes through evidence-based healing solutions and services, Sanara MedTech Inc. markets and distributes wound and skin care products and is seeking to offer wound care and dermatology virtual consultation services via telemedicine to physicians, hospitals, clinics, and all post-acute care settings. Sanara’s products are primarily sold in the North American advanced wound care and surgical tissue repair markets. Sanara MedTech markets and distributes CellerateRX® Surgical Activated Collagen® to the surgical markets as well as the following products to the wound care market: BIAKŌS™ Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser, BIAKŌS™ Antimicrobial Wound Gel, BIAKŌS™ Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Irrigation Solution, and HYCOL™ Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder and Gel. We are constantly seeking long-term strategic partnerships with a focus on products and technologies that improve outcomes at a lower overall cost. In addition, Sanara is actively seeking to expand within its six focus areas of wound and skin care for the acute, post-acute, and surgical markets. The focus areas are debridement, biofilm removal, hydrolyzed collagen, advanced biologics, negative pressure wound therapy adjunct products, and the oxygen delivery system segment of the healthcare industry.
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Callon Nichols, Director of Investor Relations
SOURCE: Sanara MedTech Inc.