Roy has over 30 years of executive experience in orthopedic product development and manufacturing to his credit. He spent the last 9 years with Medtronic in a variety of manufacturing engineering leadership roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in the position of Senior Director of Manufacturing/Site Leader, where he was responsible for overall operations performance, including strategic planning, budgets, compliance, and talent development for the 500+ person operation. During Roy’s leadership, the plant transitioned to a high mix/low volume operation, was voted as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work and received the 2011 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. Roy has over 20 years of experience in leading new product development efforts in the sports medicine, extremities, trauma, CMF, hip and knee fields at DePuy, Biomet and Zimmer and is a named inventor on 14 US patents. His most recent position in product development was Director of Global Development – Extremities, at Zimmer, where he and his team were responsible for a steady cadence of new products that contributed to a 5X increase in revenues over a five-year period. Roy is also a successful entrepreneur – he founded and led an orthopedics company focused on products for veterinary use which was acquired six years later. Roy recently established his own consulting firm and enjoys working with clients to mold ideas into commercialized products.
Roy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics from Miami University (of Ohio) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.