Team

Rob Ball

President & CEO
Mr. Ball most recently served at Tornier as Global Vice President, Research and Development from 2006 through 2013. During this time, Tornier grew from approximately $70M to $300M in annual revenues, meaningfully through organic growth of new products. Rob had prior roles leading R&D at Kinetikos Medical Inc (acquired by Integra Life Sciences), DePuy-Synthes, and in the automotive industry. Rob holds a BSME and MSME from Kettering University and holds over 30 issued or pending patents.

Don Running

VP R&D
Mr. Running has worked 24 years in the orthopedic industry serving in various C-level and executive R&D, Marketing and Business Development roles at both large corporations and start-ups including Depuy-Synthes, Biomet, DVO, and Genesis Innovation Group. Don co-founded DVO–Extremity Solutions LLC, which was sold to Tornier, Inc. in 2007. Don has a BSME from Wright State University and MSME from the University of Cincinnati and holds 13 issued and pending patents.

Jeff Ondrla

VP Engineering & Quality
Mr. Ondrla is a 25 year veteran of the orthopedic industry, having served in R&D roles for Zimmer, Depuy-Synthes, DVO, & Tornier. Jeff is a prolific inventor with over 50 issued or pending patents and is noted as the lead engineer developing the Global® Shoulder line of products for DePuy. Jeff also co-founded DVO-Extremity Solutions, LLC.

Genesis Innovation Group, LLC

Genesis is a technology-driven firm, focused on the orthopedic space. Rather than focusing on a particular technology, Genesis is driven by the creation of value by identifying and understanding gaps in the orthopedic marketplace that provide opportunities where new technologies can improve the circumstances for all stakeholders in the care stream. With the belief that success depends on partnerships built on transparency and humility, Genesis is built on partnerships between accomplished and successful surgeons, commercial entities, and engineers. Genesis is more than an R&D consulting firm. It’s strategy most commonly includes a deep engagement (and self-financing) which drives partnerships toward shared objectives, creating an ideal win/win relationship.

nano MAG

nanoMAG, LLC is a subsidiary of Thixomat, Inc. – a company with more than 20 years experience in the research, development, and marketing of technologies for the production of products utilizing magnesium alloys. nanoMAG supplies precision magnesium sheet and short-run specialty alloys to diverse industries.

nanoMAG development projects have been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense – US Army, and the Bird Foundation. The nanoMAG team is comprised of the same staff that led the successful global business development of Thixomat, Inc. and Thixomolding®.