Dave Weidenbenner Director
David Weidenbenner has spent 35 years in the healthcare arena via his employment at Zimmer (now Zimmer Biomet), a worldwide manufacturer/supplier/marketer of orthopedic products for hip, knee, elbow, shoulder joint replacement and trauma.
From 2012 - 2015, he was the VP of Corporate Programs, Sales, and Services. He was responsible for US sales training, US medical education (for surgeons), and managing the Southeast region of the company's independent sales channel which included 8 distributorships. He led the development and execution of a new tiered sales training program based upon preexisting orthopedic sales experience. The sales training technique was changed from didactic to a role play model.
From 2004 - 2011, he was the SVP of Global Brand Management. In this position he was responsible for the strategic direction of the company's worldwide portfolio of hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder products. The job required market assessment and driving consensus agreement with the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions to maximize the company's global investments. He also served on the company’s Operating Committee for a three year term.
From 1990 - through 2003 he served in various hip marketing positions leading to Director Global Hip Marketing responsible for the worldwide hip product portfolio. He was the first Zimmer employee to move from an engineering role to marketing (1990). Prior to 1990, he served as a Development Engineer for bone growth stimulation, muscle stimulation and Trauma products.
David earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1978 and a Master of Science Business Administration from St. Francis College, Fort Wayne IN, in 1987. He is an active member of Purdue University’s Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board.