Holt, MI - Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid), a global leader in the design and manufacture of orthopedic implants, announced that Lourdes De Cardenas Alfonso joined the company as Chief Quality, Regulatory and EH&S Officer on October 25, 2021.
Lourdes comes to Orchid from Medical Card System (MCS), where she held the role of Executive Vice President of Innovation. Prior to MCS, Lourdes has held manufacturing and quality leadership roles at Stryker, Patheon-Mova, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb and IPR Pharmaceuticals. She has 30+ years of experience in quality control, regulatory affairs, technical services, business development and operations. Lourdes has a reputation of partnering with operations to deliver high quality products to the customer.
Lourdes earned her B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics and Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry from Purdue University.
“Our mission is to be the premier provider of orthopedic implant solutions and the preferred destination for talent in our industry. We know that producing high quality products helps drive growth. To continue building on our mission, I am pleased to announce the addition of Lourdes De Cardenas Alfonso to the Orchid Leadership Team,” said Nate Folkert, Orchid’s Chief Executive Officer.
About Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Orchid is a world leader in orthopedic medical device solutions, providing 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 finished goods manufacturing through 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. For further information, please see www.orchid-ortho.com.