Lucas Vitale Joins Orthofix as Chief People and Business Operations Officer

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS — March 18, 2024 — Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a leading global spine and orthopedics company, today announced that Lucas Vitale has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief People and Business Operations Officer.

Vitale most recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at ReNAgade Therapeutics, a venture backed pharmaceutical company, and prior to that, he served as the CHRO at Berkeley Lights/PhenomeX, a life sciences tools and services company acquired by Bruker.

Vitale brings extensive spine and orthopedics experience having served as the CHRO at NuVasive, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company, where he led the global HR strategy for the company’s approximately 2,700 employees. At NuVasive he played an integral role in mergers and integrations, oversaw key commercial talent development efforts, and formalized the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program.

“We are pleased to welcome Lucas to our executive leadership team,” said Massimo Calafiore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orthofix. “In this pivotal role, he will lead the company’s ongoing integration and business transformation strategies as we continue to strengthen our infrastructure to support future growth.”

“I am excited by the continued opportunities to bring Orthofix and SeaSpine together,” said Lucas Vitale, Chief People and Business Operations Officer. “I look forward to being a part of the team that will help further advance the company as we focus on continuous improvements to better serve our surgeon customers and their patients.”

You can read the full news release here.