The Greater Memphis Medical Device Council (GMMDC) was established in 2014 as a nonprofit 501(C)(6) membership organization based in Bartlett, TN.

By combining their collective expertise, educational needs and workforce opportunities, the Council is now serving as a benchmark model for success in organizing the regional medical device industry.

The work of the GMMDC is directed by a Board of Directors and the members are professional business and industry leaders from the region. Listed below are the current 2023 officers and members of the Board.

Vick Lampkin
Olympus Surgical
Technologies America
Executive Director,
Manufacturing and Repair Center
Jodie Gilmore
Elos Medtech
Chairman GMMDC
Chief Commercial & Operations Officer
Chris Locke
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GMMDC Executive Director
Mike Crook
Grace Medical
Vice Chairman GMMDC
Chief Operating Officer &
Executive Vice President
Josh Sullivan
ARCH Medical Solutions
Secretary/ Treasurer GMMDC
Vice President of Administration
Patrick Fisher
Vice President / General Manager,
Foot & Ankle
Joe Ferrante
Smith & Nephew
Vice President Trauma/ Extremities and Ortho Specials Development
Matt Lewis
Engineered Medical System, LLC
Todd Smith
MicroPort Orthopedics
Sr. Vice President, Finance
Abhijit Raval
Vice President – Spine PMO, PLM, IBP & CST PD Excellence PMO
Vernon Hartdegen
Depuy Synthes
Vice President – Research & Development, Trauma, CMF, Sports and Extremities
Ken Birdsong
Odyssey Medical Technologies
President / Managing Partner
GMMDC Members

Who We Are

Our board of Directors are chosen from a range of
qualification. We strive to help promote the Medical Device Industry through leaders in some of the world-class leading Medical Device Companies in Memphis and the surrounding area. Through their efforts, our reach is greater to create more opportunities for other companies to join and people that are interested in working within the Medical Device Industry.

Curriculum & Apprenticeship Committee

The most important work for this committee is to provide professional expertise, industry experience and counsel as related to the ongoing process of creating new or more effective apprenticeship programs beyond Machining, which is currently in place. The recruitment of additional participating medical device and associated companies is another critical component and responsibility of the membership.

Continuing Education Committee

This committee will stay in touch with area medical device companies to identify their continuing education needs and develop ways to offer training and updated industry trends information for their employees.

Administration & Finance Committee

Members of this committee help to insure the viability of the GMMDC by reviewing the organization’s various revenue streams, memberships, events, grants and major donors. Recommendations are made regarding opportunities to help grow the organization. An annual budget with anticipated income and expenditures are presented to the Board for approval.

Student Outreach Committee

This committee is tasked with spreading the news about the many advantages of pursuing a career in the medical device industry. Members will identify new publication resources and social media programs to help the GMMDC educate the general public, parents, teachers, students and academic administrators on available opportunities.

Membership & Events Committee

Participants working on this committee play a vital role by identifying and soliciting their peers to be members of the GMMDC, and creating ways for existing members to contribute more of their skills and talents to the organization. Development of effective strategies for increasing membership and maintaining existing member participation is an important part of this committee. Members also create additional opportunities for the GMMDC membership to interact with one another at various social and professional events. Recognition of those members who have made substantial contributions to the growth and prestige of the medical device industry is a vital component of this Committee.

Marketing & Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for the development and reinforcement of the GMMDC brand through creative promotions that continuously spotlight the industry’s accomplishments and economic contributions to the community. They also serve as generators for effective and positive public outreach campaigns to highlight the various GMMDC initiatives for the medical device industry, education partners and local communities.

Legislative Affairs Committee

This committee helps to educate elected officials about the importance of the medical device industry as an economic development engine for the State of Tennessee. Members serve as advocates for the industry, and represent the interests and concerns of medical device companies on the local, state and federal levels.
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Support the GMMDC and
the Medical Device Industry

The Mission of the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council is to create a successful collaboration among member companies to identify shared economic development and workforce needs. This industry led initiative will advocate with state, local and federal entities, economic development agencies and educational institutions to effectively close the workforce gap for all levels of biomedical careers and support sustained industry growth.
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GMMDC Investment

Your investment in the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council promotes
a pro-active strategic approach to the long term prosperity of the medical device business community.
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