Gary Henley named as CEO of United Orthopedic Group

CARLSBAD, California (October 1, 2012) – The Board of Directors of United Orthopedic Group (UOG) announces that effective today, Gary Henley, formerly COO of UOG, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Henley has been serving as UOG’s COO for the last year, so this move will increase his presence at the helm of all of UOG’s subsidiaries.

Stepping aside from his role as CEO for the past five years, Greg Nelson will continue as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for UOG. Mr. Nelson remains committed to the growth and success of UOG and all of its brands, and will focus on the development of new business opportunities.

“Gary and I have been friends and trusted colleagues for nearly 30 years,” says Mr. Nelson. “We will continue to work closely together and focus our team on bringing innovative new products and technologies to the market.”

Since its founding in 2007, UOG has steadily continued to grow, with a portfolio of important product brands including Bledsoe Brace Systems and Hope Orthopedic, and the creation of a national orthopedic services company in Viscent.

“It is with much excitement that I take on this expanded role. Greg and the team have created a great foundation for UOG and I am proud to have joined this talented group. Our vision for the future of these brands is very strong.”

The continued leadership of Mr. Henley will allow these companies, as well as UOG, to further develop as leading innovators in the orthopedic industry.

About Gary Henley

Mr. Henley’s career in the medical device industry began with the invention of a microscopic camera system used in arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery. Smith & Nephew Inc. (SNN) bought Mr. Henley’s CeCorp Inc., in 1987, and he spent 10 years as President of Smith & Nephew’s Endoscopy Video Division. He then became President of the America’s Division for Orthofix International for 10 years. In 2006 Gary was appointed President and CEO of Wright Medical Group (WMGI) and was there until he joined UOG in 2011. Gary resides in the Dallas area with his wife, Peggy.

About United Orthopedic Group

United Orthopedic Group provides an integrated approach to servicing the orthopedic brace and supports market by designing, manufacturing and selling a broad portfolio of medical products through Bledsoe Brace Systems ( and Hope Orthopedic ( Additionally, UOG provides a focused set of clinical patient fitting, inventory management, consulting and medical billing reimbursement services through Viscent. While operating independently, UOG’s product and billing subsidiaries create mutually beneficial relationships in the orthopedic community and reinforce the quality and clinical excellence of their respective brands.