RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO) (“Ekso” or “Ekso Bionics”), an industry leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use, today announced the appointment of Ted Wang, PhD. to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“Ted’s strong track record of successful strategic, operational, and financial management, combined with his deep knowledge of Ekso’s technology and end markets, make him extremely qualified to help guide our leadership team,” said Thomas Looby, Ekso’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Wang is the Chief Investment Officer of Puissance Capital Management, a global asset manager founded in 2015 with offices in the U.S. and China. Puissance was the lead investor in Ekso’s recently completed rights offering. Prior to founding Puissance, Dr. Wang was a Partner of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York. During his 18-year tenure at Goldman Sachs he held many leadership positions including as a member of the Goldman Sachs Risk Committee. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he co-founded Xeotron Corp., a company specializing in DNA biochips in Texas. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin, and a BS from Fudan University, China.
Dr. Wang commented, “I am excited to join the Ekso Bionics Board, and I look forward to helping the company realize the potential and promise of its innovative exoskeleton portfolio. Ekso has an extraordinary opportunity to expand its presence in key international markets, and I am committed to working with the Ekso management team to execute on that opportunity.”
Dr. Wang will replace Dan Boren, who joined the Ekso Board in April 2013 and resigned effective September 19, 2017.
“On behalf of management and the entire Board of Directors, I want to thank Dan for his years of service and his role as Chairman of Ekso’s Nominating and Governance Committee,” said Mr. Looby, “We appreciate Dan’s commitment and dedication to the Company.”
About Ekso Bionics
Ekso Bionics is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility across medical, industrial and defense applications. Founded in 2005, the company continues to build upon its unparalleled expertise to design some of the most cutting-edge, innovative wearable robots available on the market. Ekso Bionics is the only exoskeleton company to offer technologies that range from helping those with paralysis to stand up and walk, to enhancing human capabilities on job sites across the globe, to providing research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol EKSO. For more information, visit: www.eksobionics.com.
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