Orchid Orthopedic Solutions recently announced that it has created a focused Innovation and Product Quality organization that will support and accelerate the company’s business strategy and results.
The company says that the Innovation and Product Quality organization will be led by Ted Bloomfield, who was recently promoted to VP and a member of the company’s executive team. Bloomfield has been with the company since early 2016 and has most recently created, developed and led Orchid’s Project Management Organization that focuses on new product introduction. He also has 20 years of experience in research and design and operations roles in the medical device industry.
“Ted and team will make a tremendous difference in Orchid accelerating our business strategy toward becoming the premier global orthopedic contract manufacturer. Through Ted’s leadership, we aim to continue our strong performance in the area of product launches and product quality consistent with our vision of operational excellence,” Jerry Jurkiewicz, Orchid CEO, said. “We will also continue to strengthen our differentiation through innovation in advanced manufacturing engineering. I am excited to have Ted join the executive team who works everyday toward the gratifying purpose of helping people live longer, active lives.”
Responsibilities within the new organization will include:
- Product innovation and design: Contract design through the company’s Orchid Design facilities, innovation in implant coatings and additive manufacturing
- Process innovation and advanced manufacturing: Automation and innovation in manufacturing processes
- Product quality: APQP quality systems and management
- New product introduction: Project management, product launch
“Innovation, product launch and quality are some of the most important aspects of any industry. In medical devices, they have become paramount,” said Bloomfield. “It is Orchid’s mission and strategy to become world class in these areas. I am honored to become the leader of these areas for Orchid. I look forward to making a difference with our newly created innovation, product launch and quality team.”