Design for Manufacture (DFM) is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help ensure a smooth manufacturing process and control costs for your orthopedic device or component, especially when it is used in the early stages of product development. While the OEM is an expert in the way their suturing device, polyaxial screw or implant works, the CMO is an expert in how to manufacture it. Tegra Medical’s Program Management Director Dean Petrella has helped countless customers launch cost-effective, repeatable manufacturing processes. He reveals the three DFM steps that are crucial for improving quality, timelines and cost. Weaving in the parallels between orchestrating a successful DFM process and enjoying music, this webinar explains how OEMs and CMOs can join forces to realize all the benefits DFM has to offer.
Dean Petrella, Director of Program Management, Tegra Medical
Dean Petrella is Director of Program Management at Tegra Medical. He has been with the company since 1992 when he joined Accu-Met Laser and served in various laser, quality and operations roles. When the company merged with NEPG and AMI to form Tegra Medical in 2007 he focused his efforts on providing GENESIS Tech Center® product development services as the Rapid Response/Prototype Manager, Program Manager and his current position of Director of Program Management. Mr. Petrella graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in English and a minor in Business Management.
Mr. Petrella’s passion for helping customers get their medical devices ready for manufacturing is matched by his passion for performing music. He is the singer, songwriter and guitarist of the modern rock band he founded, The Complaints, which has shared the stage with bands such as Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, Guster and Train.