Katena Products Announces Steve Blazejewski as New CEO

Katena Products Announces Steve Blazejewski as New CEO




Katena Products Announces Steve Blazejewski as New CEO

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Katena Products (“Katena”), a leading provider of ophthalmic instruments, biologics, and devices, is pleased to announce that Steve Blazejewski has joined as Chief Executive Officer.

As a seasoned executive, Steve brings impressive leadership experience and medical device knowledge to Katena. He has previously served as President of Medical Solutions at Cardinal Health and before that held various general management positions at both Medtronic and Covidien. Steve has successfully accelerated organic growth and has significant experience with M&A from his time at Medtronic and Cardinal. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve (aka “Blaze”) shared, “I am excited to join Katena as the new CEO and am energized about the many opportunities for growth that I believe the company has ahead. I am impressed by Katena’s proud history and its role as a market leader in the global ophthalmic surgery market.”

Katena Products is a global leader in ophthalmic surgical products. Founded in 1975 as the premier brand of handheld cataract surgical instruments, the company has expanded to become one of the leading worldwide providers of ophthalmic surgical instruments, devices, and biologics. Since partnering with Audax Private Equity in 2015, the company has completed seven acquisitions to expand into new ophthalmic product categories and geographies and expand its manufacturing footprint. The company continues to actively pursue acquisitions in the U.S. and internationally.

About Katena Products, Inc.

Katena is a recognized worldwide leader in specialty surgical and consumable ophthalmic and optometric products. Katena markets a comprehensive line of surgical instruments, biologics, medical devices and optical lenses to physician offices, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers through their direct salesforce and to international customers in over 110 countries through an extensive distributor network. Katena continues to strengthen its position in these key markets through organic growth and merger and acquisition strategies. For additional information please visit www.katena.com.

Contacts

Bob Earley, Chief Financial Officer

Katena Products, Inc.

Phone: 973.580.7473

rearley@katena.com