Director, Programs, CIP (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 4, 2019
Mako hired me prior to the Stryker acquisition for Continuous Improvement. The business and the product design required leading, organizing and planning the execution of the R&D programs for the Partial knee and total Hip segments and the overall Mako installed base for Robot assisted orthopedic surgery. We have since added the total Knee application, marrying Stryker’s #1 total knee implant with robotics and accelerating business growth globally.
My immediate focus was on Managing risk for Mako, strategizing contingencies to mitigate from competition, Intellectual Property, supply chain, component pricing, international regulatory requirements, quality issues and manufacturing – basically, keeping the lights on for the commercially released product lines.
This role has continued to grow into planning, developing and implementing programs for Partial Knee, Total Knee Arthroscopy and Total Hip segments. Driving post acquisition integration activities across Stryker GQO and into all global markets.