About the Advisory Board

Our Mission: To educate, connect, and empower the people
who build orthopaedic products

“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.

Advisory Board

Active Implants
Ryan Belaney, Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory

Acuitive Technologies
Mattew Poggie, Senior Vice President of R&D Operations

Arthrex, Inc.
Lance Provance, Senior Manager, Supply Chain

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.
Howard Levy, Vice President – Global Sourcing Instruments and Trauma

Honorary Members
Sharon Starowicz, Industry Advisor
Dale Tempco, Industry Advisor
Rich Woods, Founder, MedCon

Exhibitor Advisory Committee

Their leadership complements the Advisory Board by critiquing the execution of the entire exhibitor experience:
pre-show, on-site and post-event.

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

Westlake Plastics
Jim Fagan, Market Director - Life Science

Willy Beach, Medical Market Manager