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Key Notes and Takeaways from OMTEC 2019: An overview of the annual orthopedic conference

Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I had the pleasure of attending the 15th annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois from June 11 – 13. This conference center and the surrounding areas cater to all types of professionals that travel from all around the world to attend various events throughout the year. OMTEC is labeled as “The world’s only conference exclusively serving the orthopaedic industry.” OMTEC is also recognized as an international conference that facilitates dialogue and partnerships among suppliers, service providers and orthopaedic professionals. This year, more than 1,000 people from 88 unique device companies were in attendance. There is positive growth year over year for total number of attendees and unique device companies that attend. As the orthopedic industry continues to increase and grow revenue each year, the relevance of this conference continues to rise. ..

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Orchid’s Commercial Excellence Awards for 2018 Announced

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019

Orchid continued the tradition of recognizing team members who achieved outstanding commercial performance with the 2018 Commercial Excellence Awards (formerly known as the Vrabel Awards). In March of each year, Orchid presents these awards to employees and sites whose performance with our customers and within Orchid is exceptional. The awards are determined by sales growth numbers, leadership nominations and executive team votes.

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Commercial Excellence Awards:Top Territory Growth in the U.S.: Rob Debney, Strategic Account Manager, Europe ..

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Reflecting on our 2018 Highlights

Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019

An Orchid employee receiving the Firefighter of the Year Award, taking the Orchid logo around the world, and Orchid being featured on television; these are just a few of our favorite memories from 2018. Before we say goodbye to the past year, we’re taking a trip down memory lane by reflecting on our most memorable moments. Here are some of the moments we’ll be reminiscing about:  ..

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Orchid Recognizes Employees at Annual Vrabel Awards

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It’s a time to recognize Orchid employees who have contributed significantly to sales growth, gone the extra mile to maintain positive customer relations and have displayed exceptional leadership. It honors employees who model and exemplify Orchid’s core values. This is Orchid’s Annual Sales Awards: The Vrabels.  ..

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Inside the Orthopedic Market’s Biggest Event: The AAOS Annual Meeting

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018

People from around the world traveled to New Orleans for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting. Among the 25, 400 total people in attendance, someof them were Orchid employees who had never been to the event before, including Orchid Design Product Development Engineer Nikki Sroka, Program Manager Brian Sharp, and Technical Sales Director at Orchid’s Suzhou, China Facility, Warren Zhang.  ..

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Reflecting on our 2017 Highlights

Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018
Orchid is excited to meet and exceed our goals in 2018, and it’s important to reflect on some of our most memorable moments from 2017. It was another year of following our core values, giving back to our communities and making an impact. Here are some of our favorite moments from the past year. ..

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My Journey with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Last year around this time, I was delivering my sister’s lunch to her at work. She had forgotten it earlier that day, and the bank she worked at was right on my way to work. While I was there, I ran into an acquaintance and we began to catch up about where we were in life and what our goals and aspirations were. I mentioned that I was pursuing a career in the medical sales field and told him I was struggling to find connections in the field. Our brief conversation ended and I went about my day thinking nothing of it. Little did I know, that conversation would be the kick-start to my career!  ..

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An Employee's Hip Surgery: Tom Lockwood

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017
Tom Lockwood is a Lean Site Leader at our Lansing, Michigan site. Tom grew up on a 10 acre farm next door to his grandparents’ 250 acre farm in Gregory, Michigan. “I enjoyed working on my grandparents’ farm and other farms in the community. My grandfather was a metallurgical scientist at the Ford Rouge Plant and taught me problem solving & machine repair on the farm.” ..

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Chasing the Storm: Hurricane Harvey Relief in Houston

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

If I were to list off seemingly random numbers, stats or percentages without context they wouldn’t mean much to the average reader. Numbers like 130, 12, 2,500, 82 wouldn’t impact someone one way or another. Something that will cause people to respond is context, so let me put those numbers into context. The first number, 130 was the miles per hour the wind was blowing in Houston during hurricane Harvey, 12 is the number of years it’s been in the United States since we have seen a hurricane this destructive, 2,500 was the number of distress calls that went out during the hurricane, and 82 is the (current) recorded number of deaths. It was the meaning behind those numbers that caught my attention and called me into action.  ..

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The Impact of Jaw Surgery: How Bone Plates and Screws Improved My Life

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Being told you have to have surgery can be pretty terrifying news. It can postpone plans, cause you to worry, and put you into an uneasy mood. At fourteen, most people don’t expect that they need to have surgery. Fourteen is when you start to focus on high school, friends, sports, hobbies, etc. Although all of those things were my focus at fourteen, they weren’t the only thing I was focused on. After a few orthodontist visits, my doctor informed me that I would eventually need jaw surgery. ..

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