Vista-based DJO Global Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic and medical devices, announced the appointment of Jeanine Kestler as the company's new executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Kestler joins DJO Global from Thermo Fisher Scientific/Life Technologies, where she worked for six years, most recently serving as vice president, human resources, global commercial operations. She played an integral role in the growth strategy and organizational design for the greater China business and led the human resources integration of Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems, according to DJO.

Prior to Thermo Fisher Scientific, Kestler served as vice president, human resources, global services and IT at Dell in Austin, Texas. During her eight years with Dell, Kestler led the start up of design centers in China, India, Taiwan, and Singapore and played a key role in the integration of strategic acquisitions, DJO said.

Prior to Dell, Kestler held various HR executive leadership positions over a 13-year career with NCR and AT&T.