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Associate Story: Kristen Little

Congratulations to our November 2017 Associate of the Month, Kristen Little! Although she has since moved on from Pinnacle, the leadership team wanted to recognize her outstanding contributions to our team: "Kristen has done a great job in structuring the Customer Service department as well as helping streamline many related processes. Kristen’s efforts have ...


The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) offers a certification for qualified tissue banking professionals, which tests their knowledge in several areas: donor suitability determination; tissue recovery and processing; decontamination techniques; quality control; and clinical application of allografts, among several others. The examination is based upon the AATB Standards and associated regulatory requirements for the industry. Several Pinnacle ...


Associate Story: Frank Petty

Frank Petty sure hit a home run for his first job out of school when he joined Pinnacle Transplant Technologies as its research and development associate in 2016. Having graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, he immediately loved the challenges and opportunities ...


In a prestigious ceremony held in Scottsdale in early November, Pinnacle Transplant Technologies’ own chief financial officer, Donald Laughlin, was celebrated as an outstanding financial executive in Arizona. Laughlin was honored as a finalist for "CFO of the Year" for a medium-sized private company by the Arizona chapter of ...


For Immediate Release Monday, October 23, 2017 Pinnacle Transplant Technologies Announces Departure of CEO Russ Yelton Yelton to remain on the company’s board of advisors; bioscience industry executive Keith Stoneback named interim CEO. Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, a leading manufacturer of bone and tissue allografts for human transplantation, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Russ Yelton will be leaving the ...


Associate Story: Karri Wille

We wanted to recognize one of our associates, Karri Wille, who was named our Associate of the Month for July 2017. We like to recognize those individuals at Pinnacle Transplant Technologies who display incredible competency in their role and exemplify our values as a company. Here is what Karri’s ...


Associate Story: Tyler McCusker

Tyler McCusker has been given professional purpose through his position at Pinnacle Transplant Technologies. Currently, Tyler works in the shipping and receiving department where he thrives with his many responsibilities, and he has even taken on more of a lead role in the warehouse as a result of his ...


Associate Story: Ruth Diaz

Congratulations to our Processing Technician, Ruth Diaz, who was named Pinnacle Transplant Technologies’ “Associate of the Month” for March! “Ruth is extremely reliable and always willing to help guide and teach associates,” company leadership said. “She is willing to go above and beyond the normal requirements to ...


An inspiring workplace culture, exciting growth potential and powerful community impact are just a few of the reasons why Pinnacle Transplant Technologies was recently named one of the 100 Best Companies in Arizona by BestCompaniesAZ. Pinnacle was featured in the Future category, which specifically ...


Associate Story: Cathy Berg

If her past job history is any indication, Cathy Berg has developed a clear passion and skill set in accounting, from her time in the automotive industry, owning her own custom cabinet shop for more than a decade to 15 years in the X-Ray equipment industry. Today, she makes an ...