We enable growth.

We enable growth for our customers through our end-to-end solutions and growth for our employees through career advancement, training and opportunities.

Core purpose & values

A longer, active life.

Integrity — We do the right thing
Teamwork — We are all connected
Results — We are driven

What we do

We are your medical device partner. Orchid offers contract manufacturing services for orthopedic procedures.

Who we serve

Orchid serves the orthopedic and medical device industry including established Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and emerging companies.

Orchid Team

Orchid’s executive team is committed to supporting those in the orthopedic industry.

Nate Folkert
Chief Executive Officer

Nate joined Orchid in 2020 with 20 years of medical device experience and a deep understanding of the orthopedic implant end market. Prior to joining Orchid, he served as Vice President & General Manager for ConMed’s Orthopedics business, where he successfully accelerated growth through a customer-centric operating model with strong focus on accountability. Prior to ConMed, he served as President of Zimmer’s Trauma Division, preceded by several other executive roles at Zimmer and Stryker. Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Folkert was a helicopter pilot in the United States Army, having graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Lourdes De Cardenas Alfonso
Chief Quality, Regulatory and EH&S Officer

Lourdes joined Orchid in 2021 with more than 30 years of experience in the quality control, regulatory affairs, technical services, business development and operations. Prior to joining Orchid, she served as Executive Vice President of Innovation at Medical Card System (MCS). In addition to MCS, she previously held various roles at Stryker, Patheon-Mova, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb and IPR Pharmaceuticals. Lourdes earned a Bachelor of Science degree 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. 

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Kristie West
Chief Operating Officer

Kristie joined Orchid in January 2022. Prior to joining Orchid, she served as the Senior Executive Director of General Electric’s Edison Works Programs & Operations team, supporting the future of military combat and space. Prior to joining the Edison Works team, Kristie was the Senior Executive for the Tubes & Ducts Value Stream in GE Aviation’s Supply Chain organization. She also held a number of leadership roles within GE, including Director of Operations for Unison Industries (a GE company); Executive Plant Leader for Avio Aero (a GE company), in Torino, Italy; Supply Chain Strategy Leader for GE Aviation; and CF6 Customer Programs Leader. Prior to GE, Kristie held various leadership roles in manufacturing with Navistar (Indianapolis, IN) and Carrier Global Corporation (Texas & North Carolina). Kristie is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Master Black Belt and holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute.

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Derek Peabody
Chief Financial Officer

Derek joined Orchid in January, 2022.  Prior to joining Orchid, he served as CFO at Dexter Axle Company, a market leader in engineering and manufacturing of trailer axles and parts.  Prior to Dexter Axle Company, he served as a VP in finance for Arconic.  He also held various finance roles at Alcoa, Robert Bosch, Borg Warner and Sloan Construction Company.  Mr. Peabody holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. 

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Joshua Pang
Chief Commercial Officer

Josh joined Orchid in 2021 with 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Orchid, he served as the Vice President of Orthopedic Sales at Conmed. In addition to Conmed, he previously held various roles at Smith and Nephew, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Angie Rohrer
Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie joined Orchid in 2020 as Chief Human Resource Officer. Prior to joining Orchid, she spent more than 18 years at Stryker, where she held roles of increasing responsibility and influence. She has a wide breath of experience in Human Resources, Operations, Regulatory and Compliance. In her last role she ran Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for the entire corporation. Angie has a passion for people, driving engagement and developing talent. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

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