DJO Global Appoints Jeanine Kestler as new Chief Human Resources Officer

April 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 9, 2015 – DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the appointment of Jeanine Kestler as the Company's new Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective April 6, 2015.

Ms. Kestler joins DJO Global from Thermo Fisher Scientific/Life Technologies, where she most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources, Global Commercial Operations.  In this role, she built a people strategy focused on creating a culture of accountability, driving employee engagement, building management capability, and delivering business results.  She played an integral role in the growth strategy and organizational design for the Greater China business and led the human resources integration of Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems.

Prior to her 6 years with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ms. Kestler served as Vice President, Human Resources, Global Services & IT at Dell in Austin, TX, responsible for driving the people strategy; including organizational effectiveness, developing leadership capability, and mergers and acquisitions.  During her 8 years with Dell, Ms. Kestler led the start-up of design centers in China, India, Taiwan, and Singapore and played a key role in the integration of strategic acquisitions.  In addition, she demonstrated a proven track record and ability to develop and lead top performing human resources teams. Prior to Dell, Ms. Kestler held various HR executive leadership positions over a 13 year career with NCR and AT&T.

Ms. Kestler received a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Miami University, Oxford, OH.

“We are very happy to have Jeanine on our leadership team,” said Mike Mogul, DJO’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Coupled with her proven track record and ability to forge strong connections with the business, Jeanine has entered new industries and developed innovative HR solutions that are relevant to the business.  We look forward to her learning about DJO, Motion is Medicine and our culture and leading our quest to ensure we have the most engaged and talented team.”

About DJO Global

DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, Empi®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort®, Bell-Horn® and ExosTM. For additional information on the Company, please visit