OMTEC Advisory Board

Our Mission: To educate, connect and empower the people who build orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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.

Nearly two decades since the board’s inception, orthopedic 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. OMTEC’s 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 endless competing priorities, the Advisory Board keeps education, articles and networking relevant and purposeful.

OMTEC OEM Advisory Board

Active Implants
Ryan Belaney, Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory

Acuitive Technologies
Matthew Poggie, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Quality

Lance Provance, Senior Manager, Supply Chain
Desta Werner, Senior Manager, Materials Management

Choice Spine
Benjamin Rennie, Supply Chain Manager

MicroPort Orthopedics
Elizabeth Yoes, Director of Procurement

Skeletal Dynamics
Tom Norman, Chief Operations Officer

Mark Hall, Global Commodity Leader – Implants Advanced Surgical Devices

Kenneth Trimmer, Senior Director, Engineering Standards
Brian White, Director of Global Sourcing – Robotics

Tyber Medical
Jeff Tyber, President, CEO and Founder

ulrich Medical USA
Eric Lucas, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology

Zimmer Biomet
Howard Levy, Vice President of Global Sourcing 


Exhibitor Advisory Committee

The Exhibitor Committee’s leadership complements the Advisory Board by critiquing the execution of the entire exhibitor experience:
pre-show, on-site and post-event.

Avalign Technologies
Ben Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer

Elos Medtech
Jodie Gilmore, Global Business Director, Orthopedics

Metal Craft and Riverside Machine & Engineering
Trisha Mowry, Chief Executive Officer

Millstone Medical Outsourcing
Tom Williams, General Manager

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Joe Zuzula, Senior Director of Commerical Excellence

Paragon Medical
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

No matter your station in the orthopedic commercialization chain — engineer, executive, buyer, surgeon, investor, inventor, manufacturer — OMTEC is your resource.