There’s been a leadership shakeup at Alphatec Spine Inc. – the company has named James M. Corbett its new president and CEO, replacing Leslie H. Cross, who retired May 1.

The company also eliminated its senior vice president of U.S. commercial operations job, held by Thomas McLeer, and a member of its board of directors, Luke Faulstick, stepped down.

Alphatec Spine (Nasdaq: ATEC) develops implantable devices that correct spine disorders.

Corbett, 56, is a seasoned life sciences executive, having held senior leadership positions at Baxter and Boston Scientific Corp., among others. He joins Alphatec Spine after more than five years at Aliso Viejo-based Vertos Medical, which also develops medical products for the spine.

For more on this story, see the May 12 issue of the San Diego Business Journal.