Chairman of the Board
Mr. Schlotterback brings a wealth of knowledge in the medical device industry and has spent over 25 years in orthopedics. His areas of expertise range from research and development, marketing, sales, business development to general management. Mr. Schlotterback served as President, Zimmer SpineTech of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. since October 6, 2003. Mr. Schlotterback was responsible for the sales, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing and Product Development of Zimmer’s spinal products on a global basis. He joined Zimmer over 25 years ago as a Product Development engineer and has held Vice President-level positions in Product Development, Engineering, Innovation and Marketing Services. He served as Vice President of Area Sales for Zimmer Americas and Vice President of Global Services where he developed a world wide data base management system, a Physician Practice Management program and a Digital Templating System. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Schlotterback served as Zimmer’s Vice President of New Product Development where he was responsible for all development activities for Orthopedic Products Division, and developed an innovative process that led to the introduction of the industry’s first minimally invasive techniques for total hip and knee replacement. Prior to Zimmer, Mr. Schlotterback served in senior management roles for Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Division, Mitek Surgical Products, where he led new product development, research and business development, and the eventual acquisition of Mitek by Johnson & Johnson. He also served as Vice President, Product and Business Development from 1992 to 1995 for Mitek Surgical, later a division of Johnson & Johnson. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Schlotterback was responsible for the development of the Miller/Galante Knee System. He has a proven track record in new product launches, strategic and business planning, organizational leadership and relationship development. He currently serves as Chairman of OrthoPediatrics Corp. and is Warsaw Chapter President for VisionTech Angels. Mr. Schlotterback holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.