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Dave Beighton, General Manager – Sheffield, U.K.

Mr. Beighton joined Orchid's Sheffield facility in November 2013, but has a long history of working with a number of our businesses including those in the USA, while he worked with Sandvik before the SMS sites were acquired by Orchid. He has more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, serving markets such as Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines and Petrochemical. For the last 11 years his focus has been within the orthopaedics sector, in various Executive Management and GM roles. Mr. Beighton's career started as a technical apprentice when he studied Mechanical Engineering and Cast Metals Technology at Sheffield College, UK.


Roger Burger, General Manager – Dättwil, Switzerland / Suzhou, China

Mr. Burger joined Orchid in September 2016 as General Manager of Orchid's Switzerland facility. In December 2016 his role was extended to overlook also the Orchid's China site. He brings more than 18 years experience in the coating business and held various international management functions. Mr. Burger earned both Swiss Federal diplomas for Sales Management and Engineering.


Clay Clayton, General Manager – Arab, AL

Mr. Clayton became a member of the Orchid team when Sandvik Medical Solutions (SMS) sold all SMS locations to Orchid in March 2012. He is the current General Manager of Orchid's Alabama facility. Mr. Clayton began his career as a machinist in medical manufacturing, has more than 20 years of industry management experience in instruments, plus working with start-ups and overseeing multiple locations. Mr. Clayton completed his journeyman program in 1988 and attended Crichton College in 1994 and 1995 in the study of Organizational Management.


Patrick Davidson, General Manager – Memphis, TN / Farmington Hills, MI

Mr. Davidson joined Orchid in February 2012 as General Manager of Orchid's Chelsea facility. In 2016, he began overseeing multiple Orchid sites and now manages all U.S. coating operations. He is a leadership and continuous improvement expert with more than 20 years of experience in industry, including positions in lean and operations leadership. He is also a professor at Villanova University in their Lean Six Sigma online programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in Mathematics and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University.


Steve Maguire, General Manager – Orchid Design

Mr. Maguire has played a key role in the growth and development of Orchid Design since it was founded in 2004 where he currently holds the title of General Manager. With 35 years of experience in the medical products field, Mr. Maguire has held senior management positions in both large and small medical products companies. His product experience includes orthopedic, cardiovascular, general surgical, critical care and diagnostic and biomedical instrumentation. Mr. Maguire holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport.


Jason Ratcliffe, General Manager – Bridgeport, MI / Chelsea, MI

Mr. Ratcliffe joined Orchid in August of 2012 as General Manager of our Bridgeport facility located in Bridgeport, Michigan. He brings 20 years of experience from the automotive, aviation and aerospace and defense industries. He also has a strong background in Lean manufacturing implementation and is a certified Six Sigma black belt. Mr. Ratcliffe graduated from Davenport University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.


Matt Rudd, General Manager – Holt, MI

Mr. Rudd joined Orchid in October 2014 as Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and was promoted to General Manager of Orchid's Lansing facility in 2014. Mr. Rudd has more than 28 years of forging and machining experience within the medical device and aerospace sectors and has extensive management training and experience with an emphasis on Executive Leadership Skills, Executive Lean Training and Lean Transformation Planning and Assessment. Prior to Orchid, Mr. Rudd was President of Apex Precision Solutions Inc. Mr. Rudd holds an Associate’s degree in Machining and Automotive Technology and Journeyman Tool and Die Maker.


Matthew Scott, General Manager – Arcadia, CA / Santa Ana, CA / Milford, CT

Mr. Scott joined Orchid in February of 2016 as General Manager of our California facilities located in Arcadia and Santa Ana. He brings over 14 years of medical device manufacturing experience while holding leadership positions at companies such as Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and ConforMIS, Inc. He also has a strong background in Lean manufacturing, operational excellence and Six Sigma implementations. Mr. Scott graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology.


Nic Seymour, General Manager – Oregon City, OR

Mr. Seymour became a member of the Orchid team when Sandvik Medical Solutions (SMS) sold all SMS locations to Orchid in March 2012. He is the current General Manager of Orchid's Oregon facility. Prior to working for Orchid, he had more than 30 years gaining international experience in the investment casting industry, with industrial gas turbine products, and with machining and coating. Mr. Seymour holds a Business Management degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.