Axogen, a developer of surgical solutions, announced the appointment of Brad Ottinger as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Ottinger will assume the duties of Greg Freitag, who retired from his position as general counsel. Freitag will continue as a member of the company’s board of directors and assume the role of special counsel during a transition period expected through October 2020.

Ottinger will report directly to CEO Karen Zaderej and be responsible for all legal and compliance activities for Axogen. Previously, he served as vice president, general counsel, chief administrative officer and secretary at MicroPort Orthopedics, a manufacturer of total hip and knee implants.