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Orchid Creates Innovation and Product Quality Organization to Accelerate Business Strategy

Holt, MI - Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid) announced the creation of a focused Innovation and Product Quality organization to support and accelerate the company’s business strategy and results.

The Innovation and Product Quality organization will be led by Ted Bloomfield, who is promoted to Vice President and member of Orchid’s executive team. Ted joined Orchid in early 2016 and focused on successful leadership and management of key projects. Most recently, he created, developed and led our Project Management Organization focused on new product introduction while also leading the company’s Orchid Supply+ and Maximizer offerings.

“Ted and team will make a tremendous difference in Orchid accelerating our business strategy toward becoming the premier global orthopedic contract manufacturer. Through Ted’s leadership, we aim to continue our strong performance in the area of product launches and product quality consistent with our vision of operational excellence. We will also continue to strengthen our differentiation through innovation in advanced manufacturing engineering. I am excited to have Ted join the executive team who work every day toward the gratifying purpose of helping people live longer, active lives,” said Jerry Jurkiewicz, CEO.

Functional responsibilities within the newly created organization will include:

  • Product Innovation and Design
    • Contract design through the company’s Orchid Design facilities
    • Innovation in implant coatings and additive manufacturing
  • Process Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, 
    • Automation and innovation in manufacturing processes
  • Product Quality
    • APQP quality systems and management 
  • New Product Introduction 
    • Project management
    • Product launch

“Innovation, product launch and quality are some of the most important aspects of any industry. In medical devices they have become paramount. It is Orchid’s mission and strategy to become world class in these areas. I am honored to become the leader of these areas for Orchid. I look forward to making a difference with our newly created innovation, product launch and quality team,” said Ted Bloomfield.

Bloomfield has 20 years of experience in research & design and operations roles in the medical device industry.

Orchid expects the organizational changes to increase customer satisfaction through operational and commercial excellence and innovation.

About Ted Bloomfield, VP, Innovation and Product Quality

Shortly after Ted joined Orchid in 2016, he successfully launched the company’s Project Management Office and transferred large product lines into the business. In his current role, he is responsible for technology, product quality, and optimizing the future contribution that innovation makes for the company growth. Prior to joining Orchid, Ted spent 17 years in various R&D and operations roles within the medical device industry. Ted has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University as well as an MBA in Integrated Management from Michigan State University.

About Orchid

Orchid is a worldwide leader in design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets. The company has the broadest portfolio in the industry, providing expertise in design and development, quality and regulatory support, implant manufacture, advanced machining, plastics technology, instrument manufacturing, implant coatings, surface treatments, and packaging services. With world-class facilities located around the globe, Orchid continues to provide others an opportunity to live a better life through the products, services and the way the company conducts business. For more information about Orchid, visit the company’s website at


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