Crospon Limited (Crospon) has appointed Larry Fulton as vice president of sales - Americas located at the company’s newly established US operation in Carlsbad, California. In his role, Fulton brings with him over 17 years of experience in minimally invasive surgery and most recently he worked with start up company, Endogastric Solutions Inc where as director of sales, US Mexico and Canada, he oversaw the successful national sales introduction of two new medical device product lines.

Fulton’s experience also includes six years with the Inamed Health Division of the Allergan Corporation where he held the position of national sales manager introducing the LapBand System in the US and 5 years with Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Endo Surgery.

Announcing the appointment, John O’Dea, chief executive officer Crospon, said, “We are delighted to announce that Larry has agreed to head up our sales activities in the Americas. We are coming into a critical time for Crospon and our EndoFLIP® system as we prepare for market entry. Larry brings with him considerable industry experience with particular focus on the challenges of moving from concept to commercialisation. This appointment significantly strengthens the Crospon senior management team and we are looking forward to the milestones ahead in 2009.”

Commenting on his appointment Fulton said, “I am extremely excited about joining Crospon. We are looking forward to introducing a revolutionary technology in the near future that has the potential to make a significant impact. EndoFLIP® is a device the market has needed and is ready for.”