“The Voice of the Customer” has been the driving force behind ORTHOWORLD’s offerings since its founding in 1992. In fact, BONEZONE and later OMTEC were each created in direct response to the manufacturing challenges faced by orthopaedic device company professionals. In that spirit, the Industry Advisory Board was created in 2005 to formalize the channel through which the issues of the day could be communicated and prioritized for action.
More than a decade since the board’s inception, orthopaedic device commercialization continues to escalate in complexity. Executive management, engineers, and supply chain and regulatory professionals are called upon to contribute meaningfully and communicate effectively outside of their departments. Today, and into the foreseeable future, versatility, high capacity, and sound judgment are as crucial to a successful commercialization process as technical skills. Advisory Board Members lend weight and perspective to these ever-changing business dynamics by giving accounts of their firsthand experiences — what’s working and what isn’t — and by identifying the knowledge gaps and sources of untapped opportunity.
Amidst seemingly competing priorities, the Advisory Board keeps education, articles, and networking relevant and purposeful.
Ryan Belaney, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Mattew Poggie, Senior Vice President of R&D Operations
Lance Provance, Supply Chain Manager
Desta Werner, Engineering Director | R&D Global Technical Operations
MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc.
Scott Shankle, Vice President of Operations
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Inc.
Mark Hall, Global Commodity Leader – Implants Advanced Surgical Devices
Stryker Orthopaedics, Inc.
Kenneth Trimmer, Senior Director, Engineering Standards
Tyber Medical LLC
Jeff Tyber, President, CEO and Founder
Wright Medical Group Inc.
Mary McCombs-Stearnes, Director of Sourcing Engineering
Jody Scrivner, Senior Manager, Global Sourcing
Zimmer Biomet, Inc.
Michael Esch, Director, Product Development, Knee Creations
Howard Levy, Vice President – Global Sourcing
Sharon Starowicz, Industry Advisor
Dale Tempco, Industry Advisor
Rich Woods, Founder, MedCon
Their leadership complements the Advisory Board by critiquing the execution of the entire exhibitor experience:
pre-show, on-site and post-event.
Willy Beach, Medical Market Manager
Metal Craft and Riverside Machine & Engineering
Trisha Mowry, Chief Executive Officer
Millstone Medical Outsourcing
Tom Williams, General Manager
Elos Medtech Onyx
Jodie Gilmore, Global Business Director, Orthopedics
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Joe Zuzula, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing
NN Life Sciences
Greg Hall, Director of International Sales & Marketing and Strategic Account Manager
Rob Sullivan, Senior Director Marketing
Bob Imhoff, Senior Account Executive
Jim Fagan, Market Director - Life Science