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 About the Advisory Board

“Voice of 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, orthopedic device commercialization continues to escalate in complexity. Executive management, engineers, 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 first-hand 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..

MISSION: To educate, connect and empower the people who build orthopaedic products. 


OMTEC/BONEZONE Advisory Board 

Active Implants
Ryan Belaney, Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs 

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

Arthrex, Inc.
Lance Provance, Supply Chain Manager

Medtronic
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, Sr. 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 

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, onsite and post-event.

EPTAM Precision
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 

Tecomet
Rob Sullivan, Senior Director Marketing

Triangle
Bob Imhoff, Senior Account Executive

Westlake Plastics
Jim Fagan, Market Director - Life Science