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MIKE HAWKINS, PhD

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A 35-year veteran of the orthopedics industry, Mike retired in 2015 from Zimmer Holdings as the Vice President of Corporate Research. Prior to serving in that role, he held various executive-level positions in the Research, Marketing, Manufacturing and Quality areas where his problem-solving mindset led to significant value creation for the company in terms of new product development and efficient, high quality production processes. Mike has worked across a multitude of orthopedic fields including adult reconstructive, trauma, spine, sports medicine, extremities, and biologics.

Mike holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he also completed his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and a B.A. in Mathematics and Chemistry from University of Indianapolis. Mike is also certified by the US Patent and Trademark Office to practice patent law and holds 20+ US patents.