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Executive Team


Jerry Jurkiewicz - Chief Executive Officer

Jerry 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.
Louis Pace - Chief Financial Officer

Louis joined Orchid in 2018. He brings more than two decades of experience in executive leadership and business development roles, including President & CEO of Noise & Vibration Technologies, LLC, COO of The HallStar Company, and President – Specialty Products Division of Belden Inc. Mr. Pace has an M.M. in finance and decision sciences from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.

Jeff Donnell - Chief Operating Officer

Jeff joined Orchid in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, following Integrated Business Planning implementation in several Orchid sites as an independent consultant. Prior to joining Orchid, he has held global P&L roles including the President of Honeywell’s Turbocharger business and several P&L roles in Honeywell’s Commercial Aviation business. He held various operational and finance functional roles early in his career. His business leadership experiences have included two international living experiences. He earned a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana and a MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Matthew Burba - Chief Commercial Officer

Matt 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.


Lisa Bell - Chief Human Resources Officer

Lisa joined Orchid in 2017. Prior to joining Orchid, she held executive human resource roles, including Vice President, Human Resources at NSF International and Vice President, Human Resources at Destaco, a Dover Company. She led global human resource teams with a focus on strategy development and implementation, talent management, organization design and succession planning. Lisa has both a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Ted Bloomfield - Vice President, 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 at Stryker in various R&D and operations roles. 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.

Ghazi Kashmolah - Chief Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and EH&S Officer

Ghazi joined Orchid in 2019 as Chief Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and EH&S Officer. Prior to joining Orchid, Ghazi held executive roles including the Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs at DJO Global Corporation. Ghazi has more than 22 years of executive leadership experience in Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Operations at the VP/Senior VP level position leading highly regulated companies in industries such as medical device, biotechnology and aerospace for OSI Systems, Life Technologies, Rockwell Collins and Cardinal Health. Ghazi is a certified Six-Sigma executive champion, earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa, Tippie School of Management.

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