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

In 2019 the Council now serves as a benchmark model of success in their efforts to organize the regional medical device industry by combining their collective expertise, educational needs and workforce opportunities to achieve a solution for sustainable economic growth.

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 2019 officers and members of the Board.

Gene Baker – Chairman GMMDC

Vice President – Global Warehousing Distribution and Trade Compliance
Smith and Nephew

Jodie Gilmore – Co-Chair GMMDC

CEO/Managing Director – Global Business Director for Orthopedics
ONYX – an Elos Medtech Company

Jack Hanzlik

Supply Chain Director
Odyssey Medical Technologies, LLC

Richard (Dick) Lundsford

Sr. Director, Manufacturing
MicroPort Orthopedics

Roy Smith – President GMMDC

Executive Director
Greater Memphis Medical Device Council

Willis Yate

Y & W Technologies

Phil Ward

Sr. Director, Manufacturing
Wright Medical

Bob Wilson

H. Saga – Port Alliance

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.

Offers increasing employment


Jobs within the Memphis medical device
manufacturing industry have grown nearly 50% (more than four times the
national rate of growth since 1999).

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The Mission of the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council (GMMDC) is to increase career opportunities and job growth through the development of a world class educated work force that serves the Memphis area biomedical industries.


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