Mr. LaPierre earned both his Bachelor and Master degrees in Biomechanics Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. He holds two patents for spinal therapy. While at KU, Mr. LaPierre was both a graduate research and teaching assistant. After graduating with distinction, he worked as a Senior R&D Engineer for Baxano Surgical. Currently, he is the marketing product manager for the Biomet Spine Lateral & Anterior product franchises.