Life Spine CEO & President, Michael Butler

Life Spine CEO Michael Butler has been dedicated to advancing life sciences since 1991 when he started his university education at the University of Marquette studying Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. During his time at Marquette, Butler realized his entrepreneurial passions and started to work towards starting his own business. Now, with nearly 30 years of experience in product development, business development, and financial management, he is proud to be a leading name in Micro Invasive technology with Life Spine.

Before starting Life Spine, Butler worked for Eli Lilly & Co, Abbott Laboratories and other medical device companies helping bring more than 200 medical products to market. Today, Life Spine has its corporate headquarters in Huntley, Illinois, and serves 32 countries. With a strong focus on Micro Invasive Expandable Technology and complete procedural solutions, Life Spine has over 350 patent positions and 200+ issued patents. Butler serves as the President and CEO of Life Spine, challenging innovation in the spinal implant industry daily.

History of Life Spine

Life Spine was founded in 2004 with the goal of revolutionizing the spinal pathology sector. In 2004, Michael Butler founded Life Spine in Indianapolis, later moving the headquarters to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. 

Today the company employs over 70 employees worldwide. Currently located in Huntley, Illinois, Life Spine is dedicated to transforming the spinal medical device industry to provide efficient solutions for both patients and surgeons. For innovative biologics, foot and ankle extremity fixation, and spinal fusion solutions, reach out to the experts at Life Spine today!

Mission and Vision

Life Spine is focused on providing innovative solutions to address spinal pathology from the occiput to the sacrum.  Our comprehensive product portfolio that centers around fusion and minimally invasive surgeries is driven by patient and surgeon needs. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms.

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Huntley, IL


Foot and Ankle Extremity Fixation
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    13951 S Quality Dr. Huntley IL 60142