The Thuasne Group announced in late January that it has acquired Quinn Medical, a specialized spinal bracing company based in San Clemente, CA. The purchase increases Thuasne’s investment in the US market and diversifies the portfolio of orthopedic products available through its European subsidiaries and global network of medical device distributors.
Like Townsend Design, a Bakersfield, CA-based manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic knee and leg braces purchased by Thuasne in 2011, Quinn Medical was a family-owned company that developed a respected brand. Quinn’s primary assets are its patented spinal bracing technology, US sales force, and customer relationships with physicians and medical providers.
Thierry Arduin, an Executive Vice President for Thuasne who has served as President of Townsend since 2013, will also serve as President of Quinn Medical. Rick Riley, CEO of Townsend, has been appointed to Quinn’s new governing board, and will help lead the integration of Townsend and Quinn as jointly managed and marketed entities of Thuasne USA. Todd Thornton will continue as Vice President of Product Development.