Sam served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Osteotech, Inc., a biologics company, from January 2006 to November 2010. Formerly, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors from July 2004 to January 2006.
Prior to joining Osteotech, Inc., Mr. Owusu-Akyaw served as General Manager of Medtronic Midas Rex and Vice President of Medtronic, Inc. from 2000 through June 2004, and Chief Operating Officer of Medtronic Midas Rex from 1999 to 2000.
Mr. Owusu-Akyaw was Vice President of Operations of DePuy-Acromed, a Johnson & Johnson Company, from 1998 to 1999 and Vice President of Acromed, Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Owusu-Akyaw was Vice President, BMS Productivity for Growth Initiative of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1994 to 1996.
From 1977 to 1994, Mr. Owusu-Akyaw served in positions of increasing responsibility with Zimmer, Inc., then a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Mr. Owusu-Akyaw has a B.A. degree in accounting and computer science from Manchester College and an M.B.A. in finance and operations from the University of Houston.