Orchid announces the hiring of a division lean leader.

Holt, MI, November 5, 2013 — Orchid, a worldwide leader of medical device outsourcing services, announces the hiring of a division lean leader. Poised for growth in the dynamic orthopedic surgical device industry, Orchid has added Tim Lemmen to help drive our Lean methodology throughout the organization, improving Orchid’s ability to meet our customer’s needs.

Dr. Lemmen has a wide variety of experience at GE, NCR, Morton Thiokol and Electrolux in technical, operational and customer facing roles. Most recently, he was the VP of Quality and Continuous Improvement for the North American division of Electrolux, where he introduced Lean Manufacturing to the manufacturing of the Frigidaire product line. In prior roles, Dr. Lemmen worked extensively with Six Sigma resulting in his certification as a Master Black Belt with GE Power Systems. He led and developed many polymer development projects while with GE Plastics, and led all technical services for GE Specialty Chemicals Europe as an ex pat. Dr. Lemmen earned a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Indiana University and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

About Orchid
Orchid is a worldwide leader in contract design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets. Our mission is to be the leader in contract design and manufacturing by compressing time to market, providing new technologies and being the best total supply-chain value. We provide expertise in design and development, quality and regulatory support, implant manufacture, advanced machining, plastics technology, instrument manufacture, implant coatings and surface treatment and packaging services. With 13 world class facilities located around the globe, Orchid provides the products and services that improve the lives of patients worldwide. For more information about Orchid, visit the company’s website at www.orchid-ortho.com.