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Mr. Tyber has worked in the orthopedic medical industry for over 12 years in product development, research, and management roles. Mr. Tyber most recently was the first employee and R&D Manager for Extremity Medical, a start-up company focused on the distal extremity orthopedic market. During his tenure at Extremity Medical, Mr. Tyber and his product development group were responsible for the invention, development and release of over 9 products, including Extremity Medicals core technology.
Prior to Extremity Medical, Mr. Tyber was a Design Engineer with B. Braun Aesculap, specifically in the spinal implant division. At Aesculap he designed posterior and anterior cervical spinal systems, as well as a stand-alone interbody spacer. Mr. Tyber was a co-founder and Senior Engineer for Medshape Solutions, a medical device company-commercializing device using a shape memory material platform. MedShape Solutions has released 4 shape memory products and raised over $25 million in venture backed funding.
Mr. Tybers inventions have been implanted in over 100,000 patients and have grossed over $450 million for the companies he has worked for. He is a named inventor on over 39 domestic and international patents and patent applications. Mr. Tyber graduated from the University of Colorado with a MS in Mechanical Engineering and BS in Mechanical Engineering as well as a minor in Business and minor in Statistics.
Mr. Massaia has over 40 years experience in accounting, finance and general management. A consultant for more than 25 years, he has worked with numerous start up, expanding, and turnaround companies, many as interim CEO or CFO, to maximize value through analysis, planning and execution. Most of these companies have been in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry segments. He has also held various management positions with Becton Dickinson & Co and Meadox Medicals, Inc.in the spinal implant division.
Mr. Gary Thomas has over 28 years of operations management, product development, quality and regulatory experience. Before joining Tyber Medical, Mr. Thomas was the Vice President of Operations at Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), an orthopaedic biologic company. There he was responsible for multiple sites (approx. 300 employees) including: Operations, Distribution, Development, Supply Chain and Business Unit Operations. Prior to MTF, he was the Group VicePresident of Portfolio and Project Management at Biomet overseeing spine, bone healing and microfixation. Mr. Thomas has also held top management positions for Norman Noble, Howmedica (Stryker) and Pfizer. Mr Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Management for NJIT and a Bachelors in Business Management from Ramapo College.
Mr. Schenk has over 20 years of experience working in the medical device industry, specifically in Quality and Regulatory Assurance roles. Mr. Schenk has been responsible for the implementation of over a dozen ISO 13485 quality systems, as well as numerous FDA and International product regulatory clearances. Previously Mr. Schenk served as Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Simpact Dental. During his tenure at Simpact, he was responsible for building an ISO 13485 quality system while receiving regulatory clearances in less than a year from the company’s conception. Prior to Simpact, Mr. Schenk served in senior quality positions at several companies including Datascope Cardiac Assist Division.
Mr. Johnson has an extensive background in Product Development, Research and Business Management in the joint reconstruction, spine, trauma, and biologics fields. Prior to Tyber Medical he was a Vice President of Research & Development at Medacta USA in Chicago, Illinois. Other key management roles have included General Manager and Vice President of Arthroplasty Division at Cayenne Medical, Co-founder/President and CEO at Alexandra Research Technologies, Director of Product Development at CenterPulse (now Zimmer Spine), and Founder of Metagen, LLC as well as several other management titles. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology.