Custom Spine Incorporated (Custom Spine) has appointed Lew Bennett to the company as president and as board member. Prior to this, Bennett has held senior executive roles with several companies in the orthopedic and spine industry including: executive vice president, officer, and board member of NuVasive, Inc., early investor, executive vice president, officer and director of Sofamor Danek, president, general medical division, Smith & Nephew, Inc. and president of Dillion Manufacturing.

In his role to Custom Spine, Bennett brings with him over 48 years experience in the medical device industry.

Custom Spine founder and chief executive officer, Mahmoud Abdelgany commented, “We are really excited to have Lew Bennett taking the helm of Custom Spine. He brings to the company a deep knowledge of the market and a passion for success.”

In addition, he was one of the founders of Howmedica Corporation (now Stryker Howmedica Osteonics). Before founding Howmedica, he was regional manager for Ethicon Corporation, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Bennett presently serves on the boards of directors for Custom Spine and HydroCision.

Bennett commented, “Custom Spine’s engineers have developed innovative products and instrumentation that will provide great benefit to the surgeon and patient. I am excited to lead the team as we continue to pioneer new products for the spine industry.”