Dr. Dirk Dembski’s expertise is in General Management, Commercial Functions, M&A, Change Management and Turnarounds, both in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Before joining curasan in January 2021, he used to serve TOPCON Healthcare as Managing Director. Prior to this he was appointed as Executive Managing Director at Naton Medical, one of China’s largest medtech companies, where he completed several acquisitions and built the international business. He also served as board member of Bone Therapeutics SA and worked as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Olympus Biotech for EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America, where he successfully marked a portfolio of bone growth factors, cell technologies and innovative biomaterials. Dirk has studied economics and management in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and South Africa.
As a solution-oriented scientist, Dr. Alexander Huwig has worked for more than twenty years in the development of medical devices with a strong focus on dental products.
Stations of his dental career were Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein, Dentsply Implants in Mannheim, Germany, and Sunstar Suisse SA in Etoy, Switzerland. The core topics of his research and development activities are based on tissue regenerating as well as caries and periodontitis/peri-implantitis preventing products. In this context, he has mainly developed medical devices as well as medicinal products, diagnostics, cosmetics, and food supplements. Since a successful market launch always includes quality and regulatory aspects, he has been intensively involved in the topics of quality assurance and regulatory affairs. He was able to use his experience during his last job at the company regenold GmbH in Badenweiler, Germany, in an advisory function for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, including many dental manufacturers.
Christian Brunetti joined curasan in 2020 and is responsible for global sales. Christian has been in the medical and dental industry since 1997, and has held various commercial leadership positions for companies such as Cumdente, KaVo and Danaher. Building high-performing sales and marketing teams is his passion. Christian studied business administration and general management in Germany and Austria.
Shane Ray is president of curasan, Inc. and global head of product management and marketing. Shane has been in the biomaterials field for nearly 30 years and previously held leadership positions at RTI Surgical and Pioneer Surgical. During his tenure, he led teams worldwide in business development, research and development, operations, and sales and marketing in spine, orthopedics, cardio-thoracic and sports medicine, including the successful launch of many global brands.