Industry Award for Innovations in Endourological Instrumentation Winner

Thekla Christina Koloczek
Marketing Manager Urology,
KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG

Born and raised in the city of Tuttlingen, Germany, the world center for medical technology with more than 500 medical device companies, Thekla was early attracted by the impact of the medical device industry on medicine and fascinated by what is possible with medical advancements to help humans.

After her studies of law and international business, she started her career with KARL STORZ - Endoskope in 2004. Focused on training within the company in the beginning, she became a Marketing Urology Europe team member in 2011 and moved for KARL STORZ to the US subsidiary in El Segundo, CA in 2012 to expand her knowledge and market experience on a global base. She returned to headquarters in 2014.

With over 16 years of experience in the medical device industry Thekla is absolutely dedicated to the needs of Nurses, Technicians and Urologists to help to solve challenges. She still loves to emphasize the importance of training and education within global partnerships and how we can learn from each other.

She is incredibly thankful to be part of the global KARL STORZ Team- pioneers in Endoscopy- and is proud to be in the important field of Urology with all the outstanding innovations, working among the great group of Urologists with long lasting cooperation’s with the Endourological Society.

2019

Shayna Martin (Cook Medical)

2018

Ted Lamson (Neotract, Inc.)

2016

Lee Sullivan (Boston Scientific Corp.)

2015

Reinhard Zentner (Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe)

2014

Ali Amiri (Karl Storz Endoscopy)

2013

Michael Lerch (Dornier)

2012

Koji Shimomura (Olympus Corp)

2010

Walter Ryan (Cook Medical)

2009

Kirsten Wyzanski (Boston Scientific Corp)

2008

Sandra Tilden (GYRUS ACMI)

2007

Marty Emerson (AMS)

2006

Hans-Joachim Winter (Olympus Corp)

2005

Evan Brasington (Boston Scientific Corp)

2004

Gerald French (Cook Urological)

2003

Connie Padden (Karl Storz Endoscopy), Anne Marie Crownfield (Karl Storz Endoscopy), Mary Froelich (ACMI)

2002

Sybill Storz (Karl Storz Endoscopy)

2001

John Abele (Boston Scientific)

1998

Bob Quint (ACMI), Frederick Roemer (Cook)