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Jerry Jurkiewicz - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jurkiewicz joined Orchid in 2016 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer at the beginning of 2017. Prior to joining Orchid, he has held executive P&L roles including the President of Optics and Photonics at IDEX Corporation as well as two PE-backed CEO roles. He has also held various functional roles leading large, complex global Sales and Marketing and Operations organizations at companies like AlliedSignal Automotive and PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. He earned both a BS in Engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Robert Tate - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Tate joined Orchid in August of 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Since 1997, he has served in executive financial leadership with several medical device companies including Avail Medical Products, Inc. and the Medical Division of Flextronics. Mr. Tate is a graduate of Texas Christian University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in international business from the University of South Carolina.

Jorge Ramos - Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Ramos joined Orchid Orthopedic Solutions in December of 2006 and served as Chief Financial Officer until being appointed Chief Administrative Officer in August 2013. Prior to joining Orchid, he was the General Manager of a production facility and served in leadership positions in finance, international trade and business development. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago where he received a degree in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Mark Burba - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Burba started with Orchid in 1997. He held various positions such as Sales Engineer, Plant Manager and Vice President of Orchid's Bridgeport facility and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Burba holds a Bachelor of Science from Olivet Nazarene University and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

Matthew Burba - Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Burba started with Orchid as a college intern in 1990. After leaving to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for engineering degrees, and subsequently serving his commitment to the Air Force, he returned to the Orchid site in Bridgeport as the Quality Manager in 2002. He progressed through a variety of management roles within Orchid and now serves as the Chief Commercial Officer.


Bill Ditty, Vice President - Quality Assurance and Compliance

Mr. Ditty joined Orchid in August 2012. Prior to joining Orchid, he was the Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance for a startup/emerging life science company. Mr. Ditty was also a Project Engineer (Advanced Quality Engineering) and Business Unit Manager with a fortune 500 Medical Device Company and Program Manager and Quality Engineer for an ISO certified automotive fuel systems manufacturer . He spent eight years as an officer in the Coast Guard. Mr. Ditty has an MBA in finance and a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (United States Coast Guard Academy).

Joe Zuzula, Vice President - Commercial Excellence

Mr. Zuzula joined Orchid in 1994 as Quality Manager of the Lansing facility and was promoted to Director of Sales, Marketing and Quality in 2005. During his quality tenure he became an ASQ certified quality engineer. He has since served in a variety of management roles with the company and currently holds the position of Vice President - Commercial Excellence. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science Secondary Education with a minor in Mathematics.