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New Board Members Announced: Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Holt, MI - Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid) announced that it has completed the appointment of members of the Board of Directors. Gary Fischetti, former Company Group Chairman Medical Devices – North America at Johnson and Johnson (J&J), has been named as Orchid’s Chairman. Lonny Carpenter, former Group President at Stryker, and Steve Meyer, former Chairman of Paragon Medical, have been named to Orchid’s Board of Directors.

“Orchid is welcoming global executives with more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry to our Board,” said CEO Jerry Jurkiewicz. “Our new board members have a wealth of knowledge and insight into the healthcare industry, and we are excited to learn from them and work together. The appointment of these individuals will help Orchid move toward its vision of becoming the premier implant procedure solutions provider.”

Fischetti retired as Company Group Chairman – North America, for all of J&J’s Medical Device businesses. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing strategy and execution as well as commercial operations in the US and Canada. He has nearly a 35 year tenure with J&J, serving in leadership roles in multiple businesses and holding various roles with both domestic and worldwide responsibilities.


Carpenter is a recently retired global medical devices business executive with more than 30 years of experience building, growing and transforming businesses at Stryker Corporation worldwide. His multi-faceted background spans globally in both operational and commercial leadership roles. His tenure at Stryker has been defined by profitable growth and shareholder value creation through active portfolio management and impactful productivity, innovation and sustainability initiatives.

Meyer, former President and CEO of Welch Allyn, Inc. and former Chairman of Paragon Medical, is a healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience in building global businesses and strong teams in performance based, change oriented environments. He has served on boards for more than 15 years.

About Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Orchid is a world leader in orthopedic medical device solutions, providing design and manufacturing services globally. As a strategic partner, Orchid has the capability of providing entire implant procedure and product design services, as well as, complete single source manufacturing. Orchid has the broadest portfolio in the industry, ranging from design and development through finished goods manufacturing and packaging, improving customers’ supply chains and adhering to the highest quality standards in the industry. Orchid specializes in implants, single use instruments and innovative technologies within joint reconstruction, hips, knees, spine, trauma, extremities and dental.

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